Iron Removal Filtration System Underway at Plant No. 4

Most people may not know that iron occurs naturally in groundwater. And while you can slightly taste the difference in the water and see a slight color contrast, it is certainly not harmful. After conducting many scientific and engineering studies and recognizing an increase in iron concentration, it was determined that the current system in place at Well 4-1 made it no longer practical to remove iron from the water. In order to maintain a high level of water quality, the District decided to construct two horizontal pressure filters to treat iron levels. Now, all six well sites within SFWD have an iron removal filtration system. Well 4-1 is the only well at Plant No. 4, and the $3 million project was funded through the Capital Improvement Campaign, which started in late October. The project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2020.

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