Entire project to be complete in 2011
Hungerford & Terry, Inc., is supplying five 12-ft-diameter, 40-ft-long horizontal multi-cell granular activated carbon (GAC) filters, with a 3,000-cu-ft bed of GAC per filter, for pretreatment to the membrane system that treats 15 million gal of water per day for the residents and businesses in Santa Fe, N.M. The contract to Hungerford & Terry is reported to be $2.3 million dollars. The entire Buchman Direct Diversion project is expected to be complete in 2011.
For this project, the city of Santa Fe and its surrounding areas are adding approximately 8,730 acre ft of surface 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.