FORD City Within the next few weeks, Ford Metropolis residents might be drinking water from their newly erected filtration plant.
Throughout a media occasion yesterday requested by the Kittanning Paper, Gibson-Thomas Engineers led a tour and defined the process of getting the water from the wells in downtown Ford City to the plant for filtration, and then again into storage tanks to be used.
“The raw water line comes from one of the three wells situated in downtown Ford City. Water gets pumped up from town to the plant. Because the water is available in, a few of it goes via two water softeners. We soften about 500 gallons per minute./p>
Softening the water is just like house softeners, with an enormous vat of salt that acts as the softening agent. Buss estimated roughly 500 pounds of salt can be used each month.
“It goes from the softeners into considered one of two large intermediate storage tanks. Pumps switch water from the holding tanks to a “reverse osmosisunit for purification.
The reverse osmosis unit) has ten rows of membranes. The entire objective is to scale back the overall dissolved solids in the water. In the end, the water leaves here, and can head to the back nook of the constructing./p>
Chlorine is then injected into the water with state-of-the-art sensing models to find out the right quantity. Buss said that fluoride no longer is added to the water.
The water is then pumped into a million-and-a-half-gallon storage tank that is partially underground that provides water via gravity movement back all the way down to Ford City.
Buss stated the building was erected with extra space to permit for additional filtering devices to be put in in the occasion a new enterprise could be positioned in Ford City and need large volumes of water to function sooner or later.
“We take Ford City’s average each day water consumption and we measurement the plant to be able to fulfill that consumption inside 12-sixteen hours of manufacturing. If there’s an emergency or you’ve a big fireplace and so they draw a ton of water out of that tank, you are not getting in the position where you don’t have sufficient water to provide the patron and your emergency, so they can just let the plant run longer that day. It could run 24 hours that day to fill that tank.