The City of Santa Maria, CA needed to increase it’s water production from groundwater wells in order to meet the city’s demand. However, increasing TDS concentrations have forced the city to use RO or EDR in the treatment train. Both of these options have a brine byproduct that the city wants to minimize. The city compared 10 brine minimization and concentrate management options and determined the most economical method would be to build an new ocean outfall and blend the water with WWTP effluent.
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- Ufuk Erdal, PhD, PE
- CH2M HILL, Inc.
- AMTA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
- San Diego Biennial
- Concentrate Management