USFilter has received a $1.7 million contract to supply a Memcor Continuous Microfiltration (CMF) system to produce drinking water for the Greater Johnstown Water Authority (GJWA) in Pennsylvania.
Over the last several years, Pennsylvania has suffered through some of the driest weather on record. In central Pennsylvania, the GJWA has implemented mandatory water restrictions and is reporting its reservoirs are at their lowest levels in years. The new Saltlick Filtration Plant will provide GJWA the opportunity to use a new source of water, the Saltlick Reservoir, to help support the county's water needs.
After extensive proposal evaluation from three membrane manufacturers, GJWA and Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. chose USFilter to install a Memcor CMF system for the Saltlick Filtration Plant. USFilter was selected based on results from a six-month pilot study and a competitive bid process.
The Memcor CMF will consist of five membrane skids, a total of 480 membrane modules. The system is designed to treat 4 million gallons a day of surface water from the Saltlick Reservoir. The CMF technology uses hollow fiber membranes to filter suspended solids, contaminants and harmful pathogens from the water supply. It also features a patented gas backwash for efficient, cost effective cleaning.
The Saltlick Filtration Plant is expected to begin operation in October 2003, supplying drinking water for 22,000 residents of Cambria County.