Building Southwest Groundwater Treatment Plant
Flatiron constructed a new groundwater treatment plant in West Jordan, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, next to the Jordan River. The state-of-the art water treatment facility removes contamination from a local aquifer and produces 8,235 acre-feet per year of treated water using reverse osmosis, a thorough method of water purification that reduces the levels of total dissolved solids and chemical impurities by using pressure to force water through a semi-permeable membrane.
The municipal plant consists of a 38,000 square-foot process building, three reverse osmosis trains and one bypass train utilizing ultraviolet light disinfection technology. The construction of separate treatment trains was necessary to incorporate deep and shallow groundwater wells, supply wells, pipelines, a byproduct disposal system and associated facilities. Flatiron also installed a new 1,400-foot-long pipe system to bring contaminated water to the plant and return purified water back to the local clean water system. The plant’s by-product, a heavy-brine waste stream, will be piped to a 22-mile line to the Great Salt Lake.
The reverse osmosis treatment plant is expandable from 7 million gallons per day to 14 million gallons per day.
7 million gallons-per-day reverse osmosis treatment plant
Construction of 38,000-square-foot process building
Three reverse osmosis trains and one bypass train utilizing ultraviolet light disinfection technology for water treatment