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Dual Processing Capabilities for New Water Treatment Plant

Litchfield, Illinois

The City of Litchfield replaced their 80-year-old water treatment plant with an innovative four million gallon per day (MGD) plant that offers treatment flexibility through the use of both granular media and membrane filtration and can operate using either or both methods. It is one of only a half dozen plants in Illinois that uses membrane filtration on a surface water supply. The citizens of Litchfield threw their support behind this technology --- which provides higher quality drinking water by completely removing pathogens --- and were instrumental in its eventual inclusion to the project. The pilot study was conducted in 2009 and the actual inclusion of the membrane system is set to occur in 2010.

Merit Award winner from ACEC Illinois
2010 Engineering Excellence Awards