Construction for the replacement water treatment plant located on the Knox Chapman Utility site off Gov. John Sevier Hwy. has entered a new stage of completion.
Although construction began in May of 2012, site preparation and some of the installation underground piping and concrete structures have just recently begun.
“The new plant will initially provide capacity for eight million gallons of water per day with capacity to provide twelve million gallons per day with only the addition of filtration equipment to the building,” explained Jacobs Engineering Company Project Manager David Kiefer. “This plant will provide more water for a growing area and the ability to meet the ever-increasing tighter EPA water quality requirements.”
Keifer said the new water plant will use the latest technology for filtering water, Membrane Treatment Technology. The new system is expected to provide substantial improvements over traditional sand filtration plants that have been used since the beginning of water treatment plant construction in the US.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.