Silver Springs Mutual Water Co. Receives Sustainable Health Protection Award
Hungerford & Terry provided filters to remove arsenic from well water
Hungerford & Terry provided filters to remove arsenic from well waterThe 2010 Nevada State Drinking Water Revolving Fund Award for Sustainable Health Protection was awarded to the Silver Springs Mutual Water Co. in Silver Springs, Nev. Six 11-ft-diameter filters that remove arsenic from the well water supply were supplied by Hungerford & Terry, based in Clayton, N.J.
The Silver Springs Mutual Water Co. was nominated for the award by the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection. The arsenic removal filters, which were built by Hungerford & Terry for the Silver Springs drinking water supply, can handle 1800 gal per minute (gpm) and are expandable to 2400 gpm. The filters reduce the arsenic from 26 parts per billion (ppb) to less than 4 ppb.
“Hungerford & Terry engineers have done an outstanding job with this installation for arsenic removal,” said Ken Sayell, vice president of Hungerford & Terry. “The award from the EPA is well-deserved by the community and all who were helpful to Silver Springs in achieving quality drinking water. Everyone involved in the project worked extremely hard to consolidate the local water systems so that the entire area and surrounding community receive all the advantages of meeting, or exceeding, the state’s high standards for clean drinking water.”