Biwater wins Californian groundwater membrane treatment contract

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Biwater has been awarded the contract to design, supply and supervise installation and commissioning of ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) systems for the Groundwater Reliability Improvement (GRIP) advanced water treatment facility being constructed in Pico Rivera, southern California.

The 56MLD plant will support southern California’s Water Replenishment District in its aim of becoming completely independent from imported water.

Site work is already under way to meet a completion date of July 2018.

Jorg Menningmann, the president of Biwater’s Membrane Treatment and Desalination Sector, said: ‘Biwater is on track to supply state-of-the-art UF and RO systems by late 2017 for the new GRIP advanced water treatment plant. The membrane systems are two of the three key process technologies essential to the indirect potable reuse solution.

‘Biwater’s membrane technologies will help replenish groundwater supplies to ensure local aquifers are sustainable and continue to be a vital and growing contributor to the region’s water demands.’


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