San Diego’s Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant is the largest submerged membrane facility in the U.S.
EMCOR Group, Inc., announced that its University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. (UMEC) subsidiary in California has completed mechanical piping and equipment installation work on a water treatment plant for the San Diego County Water Authority. San Diego’s Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant is the largest submerged membrane facility in the U.S., producing 100 million gal of water per day.
UMEC completed all of the facility’s plumbing, piping and sheet metal work inside 14 separate buildings, much of it focused on installing the mechanical systems for an innovative, hollow-fiber ultrafiltration membrane system. This membrane has significant advantages over conventional treatment methods, as it reduces the need for chemicals in the processing of drinking water.
“Demand for more efficient water treatment facilities will continue across the country so that the treatment and delivery of water balances to a migrating population,” said Steve Shirley, president and CEO of UMEC. “Our role in this cutting-edge project required a combination of our technical proficiency and our ability to manage the building and installation of complex systems across multiple locations. The end result is the efficient delivery of some of the cleanest and best-tasting water in the country.”