Reverse osmosis water treatment facilities in the Bahamas typically use water wells tapping seawater as a source of raw water supply. In order to reduce treatment costs for a site on New Providence Island, an investigation was conducted on a man-made lake containing brackish water utalizing the surrounding shallow groundwater system. The hydrogeologic investigation included test drilling, aquifer testing, water quality sampling and analysis, and groundwater modeling to evaluate short- and long-term changes in water quality needed to design a new membrane treatment facility. The investigation was made to assess the feasibility of treating brackish water in addition to using seawater.
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- Wm. Scott Manahan
- Schlumberger Water Services USA, Inc.
- AMTA/SEDA Joint Conference, Naples, FL
- AMTA/SEDA Joint Conference
- Reverse osmosis