A flexible, cost-effective solution built on innovative engineering and diverse technologies
Rather than combining raw water supplies prior to treatment, M&E integrated three distinct treatment processes into a cohesive system. The existing lime-softening system was rehabilitated, maximizing use of existing equipment. M&E engineers designed a nanofiltration process to treat water from the Biscayne Aquifer, ensuring SDWA quality at the lowest possible cost. Then, to treat the Floridan Aquifer's brackish water, M&E designed a reverse osmosis system. The upgraded plant blends 18-mgd of lime-softened water, 14-mgd of membrane-softened water and 4-mgd of reverse osmosis water before transfer to a distribution storage system.
Other project features included construction of four new Floridan Aquifer wells; construction of mains to serve the membrane treatment facility; and consolidation of all system controls in the membrane treatment building. M&E's innovative solution provides optimum flexibility, maximum cost-efficiency and full regulatory compliance as well as providing great tasting water to Hollywood's customers.