Stimulus Funded MIEXÂ® System Improving Quality of Life on Washingtonâ€™s Coast
The World’s Largest Pressurized MIEX® System is fully operational at Ocean Shores Water Treatment Plant in Washington. Funded by $6 million provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the cityÃ¢s Shallow Aquifer Water Treatment Plant is now online.
Ocean Shores, WA (PRWEB) August 31, 2011
This summer, the City of Ocean Shores, Washington has had more to celebrate than its annual summer kite festivals. The city finally has the new water treatment plant it has been working towards for nearly 20 years, commissioned in time to meet the peak demands of tourist season. Funded by $6 million provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the cityÃ¢s Shallow Aquifer Water Treatment Plant is now online and providing the citizens of Ocean Shores with cleaner, better tasting water, thanks, in large part, to the MIEX® Technology.
The 2 MGD MIEX® System at the City of Ocean Shores began operating in the spring of 2011 and is the worldÃ¢s largest pressurized MIEX® System installation. The technology was selected after pilot testing by consultant Brown and Caldwell confirmed it as the most cost effective means of removing dissolved organic carbon from the cityÃ¢s groundwater source and reducing disinfection by-product formation in the treated water. A pressurized configuration was chosen for compatibility with greensand filters in use at the plant for iron and manganese removal.
Mayor Garland French is pleased with the cityÃ¢s improved water quality and with the rapid project delivery. Ã¢Å“Receiving ARRA funding for the water treatment plant was a major benefit to our city, but it also came with an aggressive schedule and documentation requirements,Ã¢ states French. Ã¢Å“Orica Watercare worked with the city and Brown and Caldwell to provide the required documentation and meet all deadlines from start to finish. We are happy to be providing our citizens and visitors with improved drinking water quality and taste.Ã¢
Additionally, Miles Beach, Waterworks Utilities Superintendent for the city tells Orica, “Without the MIEX® Process, it would have been very difficult and costly to produce the excellent water quality we have today. The MIEX® Treatment process has, quite frankly, improved the quality of life in our city!”
About Orica Watercare Inc.
Orica Watercare Inc. is the manufacturer of MIEX® Systems and MIEX® Ion Exchange Resins for the reduction of Disinfection By-Products, Dissolved Organic Carbon, Color, Nitrate and Arsenic from water & wastewater streams. Orica Watercare Inc., headquartered in Denver, CO is a subsidiary of the Orica group of companies. The Orica group is the largest supplier of water treatment and industrial chemicals in Australia and New Zealand and is the world’s largest supplier of commercial explosives.
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