Fort Irwin water treatment plant reaches construction milestone
Aerial view of Fort Irwin’s new water treatment Plant (Courtesy photo provided Sgt. Maj. (RET) Scott Blum) The plant (red roofs and four water tanks) is the main purification system of the water treatment plant. The concrete channels around the plant are built to safeguard the plant from storm water events and also provides full containment of the plants processing water in case of catastrophic failure of the plant. The ponds shown on the top of the photo are the evaporation ponds to handle less than 1% of the brine water remnants from the water treatment system. The project is the design-build of a six million gallon per day water treatment plant. The new plant will use a three-stage, electro-dialysis reversal (EDR) water treatment plant that treats all contaminants found in Fort Irwin's ground water in accordance with federal and state requirements. The plant will include: an electro-dialysis reversal (EDR) primary treatment, lime softening clarifiers, lime solids thickeners, lime sludge lagoons, reverse osmosis (RO) filters, brine treatment facility, concentrate equalization basins and a mechanical evaporator tower and feed tank, and three evaporation ponds to achieve the post’s 99 percent water recovery rate. The project also includes water system improvement and supporting utilities and infrastructure upgrades

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