Xylem to provide filtration technology for Pennsylvania water treatment plant

Leopold filtration technology will support total suspended solids (TSS), turbidity and total organic carbon (TOC) removal. Xylem will provide 3456 sq ft of Type XA Underdrain with IMS 200 media retainer, 48 316 stainless steel agitators with supply piping, 30 fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) wash troughs and media consisting of 3780 cu ft of silica sand and 17 820 cu ft of GAC.

Matt Schomaker, North America technical sales manager for Xylem, said: “We are proud to have worked with Bankson Engineers on the filter design and to partner with Wayne Crouse Inc to help increase water capacity for West View Water Authority. Our filtration technology will ensure a safe, clean water supply for the region, enabling the plant operators to achieve required water effluent standards. The Leopold solution will deliver optimal performance with competitive life cycle costs.”

Plant construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2016 with the upgraded system due to be operational in 2018.

Once operational, the plant will increase the volume of drinking water produced for the West View Water Authority, treating up to 15 million gallons of water per day (MGD) from the Ohio River. The plant will help meet growing demand from communities in Beaver County, Butler County and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.