Plant 3 at Hicksville Road, designed to deliver high quality water and to meet the challenge of the Grumman plume head on, is up and running and has been fully operational since the summer of 2013. The new Packed Tower Ion Filtration Air Stripper(s) remove any VOCs (Volatile Organic Contaminants) from the raw water and filter the treated water back into the supply system. The water meets all standards, and Plant 3 has the capacity to accommodate a second air stripper, if and when necessary.
Built from the ground up, the construction included an architectural residential design of the building including landscaping features to help the new facility aesthetically blend into the community. Today, the facility is standing tall with a new state-of-the-art security system and motion detectors throughout the property.
An Agreement In Principle
The SFWD has reached a tentative agreement with the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense (D.O.D.). The settlement will cover all Plant 3 construction as well as operations and maintenance going forward. Final negotiations are underway and we will communicate with our consumers on the details of the settlement as soon as they are finalized.