Diversion project expected to be complete in 2011
Hungerford & Terry has delivered two of the five 12-ft-diameter, 40-ft-long, horizontal, multi-cell granulated activated carbon (GAC) filters with a 3,000-cu-ft bed of GAC per filter. These filters are 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. This contract to Hungerford & Terry is reported to be worth $2.3 million.
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.