Hungerford & Terry has been selected to design and build five 12-ft-diameter by 40-ft-long horizontal, multicell granulated activated carbon (GAC) filters with a 3,000-cu-ft bed of GAS per filter.
Thesa filters will be utilized for pretreatment to a membrane system that will treat 15 million gal of water per day for the residents and businesses in the Santa Fe, N.M., city and county. This contract is reported to be $2.3 million.
For this project, the city of Santa Fe and its surrounding areas are adding approximately 8,730 acre ft of water per year in order to reduce their dependence on groundwater wells. The purpose of this project is to divert water from the Rio Grande River and deliver it underground to the water treatment plant. The project is expected to be completed in 2011.
Additionally, Hungerford & Terry has announced the introduction of a radium process that removes radium from municipal drinking water supplies at significant cost savings compared with standard ion exchange. Information on the new process is available at the company’s ACE09 booth (#3444).