The facility is designed for the removal of color and turbidity. It provides a high quality finished water for potable domestic and commercial consumption. The treatment process is intended to be a semi-automatic, non-modulating, gravity flow operation. Treatment is based on rapid mixing, coagulation, flocculation, and gravity sedimentation occurring in the circular solids-contact clarifier. Following clarification in the solids-contact clarifier, the water is filtered through high-rate, multi-media (silica gravel/garnet gravel/sand/anthracite coal) filters.
In the event of a power failure, all valves and controls are designed for return to a fail-safe position. Normal treatment operations resume upon return to normal domestic power.
Clarifier operations are provided in a circular concrete structure located outside the building enclosure and is open to the atmosphere. All plant functions other than clarification occur within the building structure including:
A laboratory with quality control panel, and separate equipment, storage, and chemical feed/storage.