- Feb. 19, 2015
-- Tower Extrusions, a large aluminum extrusion company located in the drought-stricken city of Olney, Texas, was under extreme pressure to reduce water consumption. The city was experiencing water shortages, with reservoir levels declining by over 90%. Tower Extrusions was one of the city’s largest consumers of fresh water. The owner of the company, a long-time Olney resident, wanted to do what he could to help reduce his company’s water use.
learned that the environmentally-
conscious owner had already attempted to reuse effluent from the city’s sewage treatment plant, rather than drawing fresh water from the limited water reservoir. Tower Exclusions had previously installed a conventional media filtration system and attempted to filter the wastewater themselves.
Unfortunately, wastewater recycling efforts did not prove fruitful, as contaminants in the city’s effluent water quickly fouled the filter media, leaving the water dirty and unfit for use. Tower Exclusions asked WaterProfessionals®
to assist in the development of a wastewater recycling system that would allow them to effectively treat the city’s effluent water and reuse it as rinse water and makeup water.
The aluminum extrusion company required two types of water for their plant:
1) General purpose water that was safe for use for rinsing and cleaning; and
2) Water with low dissolved solids that could be used as makeup water and final rinse water.
not only developed a system that was capable of recycling effluent from the city’s water treatment plant to meet Tower Extrusions’ needs – the system saved the city of Olney, Texas an estimated 45-million gallons of water per year, offsetting the water use of over 400 families per year.
To learn more about the wastewater recycling system developed by WaterProfessionals®
, visit: http://www.waterprofessionals.com/case_studies/wastewater...