Illinois City Selects UV Treatment System
An ultraviolet system was selected as the most cost advantageous
The city of Moline, Ill., has awarded an ultraviolet (UV) contract to Engineered Treatment Systems LLC (ETS) of Beaver Dam, Wis. The system will consist of eight ETS SX-635-16 drinking water reactors each installed after an existing filter within the drinking water facility.
The utility serves a population of 43,500 people and the drinking water plant is fed by the Mississippi River. This source, in turn, draws water from an 85,000-sq-mile agricultural watershed, so a robust disinfection barrier is essential. The city carefully examined a variety of disinfection methods, and UV was selected as the most cost advantageous.
The ETS UV systems are third-party validated in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Guidance Manual, and are manufactured at the ETS production facility in Beaver Dam, Wis.
“The city is pleased to have ETS as our partner for this important project. We have found the ETS team to be knowledgeable, responsive, and goal oriented during the multi-year process that lead to the selection of the ETS SX-635-16 reactors for our demanding drinking water application,” said Greg Swanson, general manager of Moline Utilities. “Their technical expertise and communication skills have played a crucial role in working with our consultant partner and satisfying the design requirements of our primacy agency.”