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Project intended to reduce reliance on groundwater wells
Hungerford & Terry has delivered two of the five granulated activated carbon (GAC) filters that will be used for the Buckman Direct Diversion project in Santa Fe, N.M.
The 12-ft-diameter-by-40-ft-long horizontal multicell filters each include a 3,000-cu-ft bed of GAC. The filters are used for pretreatment to the facility’s membrane system, which treats 15 million gal of water per day for the residents and businesses of the Santa Fe metropolitan area. The contract with Hungerford & Terry is reported to be for $2.3 million dollars.
For this project, the City of Santa Fe and its surrounding areas are adding approximately 8,730 acre ft of surface per year in order to reduce their dependence on groundwater wells. The purpose of this project is to divert water from the Rio Grande and deliver it underground to the water treatment plant.