Trojan Technologies was awarded a contract for its environmental contaminant treatment (ECT) systems in the San Gabriel Basin. The company is now the ultraviolet (UV) supplier at all five groundwater treatment facilities for the Baldwin Park Operable Unit Superfund Site.
Making the announcement at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2003 Annual Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, Calif., Trojan President and CEO Marvin DeVries reported that the new contract, valued at approximately $1.8 million, was awarded by the San Gabriel Valley Water Co. Trojan's equipment will be installed at the B5 facility where it will be used to remove NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine) and 1,4-dioxane from groundwater.
The other sites where Trojan's systems are, or will be, installed in the San Gabriel Basin include: La Puente (operated by La Puente Valley County Water District), B6 (San Gabriel Valley Water Co.), Subarea-1 (Valley Country Water District), and Cal Domestic (California Domestic Water Co.).
When all five facilities are operational, Trojan's systems will be treating more than 50 million gallons of drinking water a day. The total value of the contracts for Trojan is approximately $9 million.
The one million residents of the San Gabriel Valley are almost entirely dependent on groundwater for their drinking water supply. In 1998, NDMA and 1,4-dioxane were discovered in this source. Trojan's systems have proven highly effective in destroying these toxic substances and ensuring the safety of the water. Trojan's UVPhox technology uses UV light, either alone or in combination with hydrogen peroxide, to break down and eliminate contaminants.