A new filtration water treatment plant (WTP) is required for Basin Creek water in Butte-Silver Bow, MT. The Big Hole water plant struggles to remove an unusually large organic color load during spring, and ecological conditions are making this problem even worse. The Butte-Silver Bow (BSB) water system challenges have DEQ’s attention and BSB will require a new WTP. The primary objectives of the project are to minimize energy consumption by maximizing the use of gravity, protect against waterborne pathogens, and reduce the formation of disinfection byproducts. A siting study was conducted to determine preliminary concepts for gravity flow in conjunction with the various site options available to BSB. The presentation will describe the new ceramic filtration technology that will be employed for this WTP and represents a first of its kind in the United States.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Nathan Kutil, P.E.
- HDR Engineering, Inc.
- AMTA/NWMOA/WEF Technology Transfer Workshop, Vancouver, WA
- AMTA/NWMOA/WEF Technology Transfer Workshop
- Ceramic Membranes, On-Demand, Gravity Powered