The wastewater treatment plant in Visalia is currently being upgraded to increase the amount of water that can be recycled and help reduce the need for pumping groundwater.
The upgraded plant will be the largest MBR plant in California when it enters service in 2013.
“The upgrade will provide the city with an additional source of water and will ease the demand on the water table, which we are concerned about reaching lower levels,” said Andrew Benelli, public works director for Visalia. “The treatment plant now will have the capability to provide recycled water for a number of additional uses such as golf courses and agricultural areas.”
“Helping cities like Visalia maximize the use of their available water supplies is a key commitment for our business,” said Jeff Connelly, vice president, engineered systems – water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. “Water treatment and reuse technologies hold the key to tackling and solving the world’s water scarcity issues.”