GE to upgrade Florida drinking water treatment plant
The facility is responsible for purifying drinking water for over 350,000 residents and has the capacity to process 52 million gallons of water per day from the existing conventional surface water treatment plant.
GE will provide the Lake Manatee Water Treatment Plant with its ZeeWeed 1000 ultrafiltration membranes for the surface water trains, which will produce water quality that meets stringent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards.
The upgrade will enable Manatee County to continue to meet the water needs of its citizens without increasing the footprint of the plant.
Manatee County decided to upgrade the plant, as its multimedia filters in the surface water treatment trains were approaching the end of their useful life.
The county selected ultrafiltration technology to accomplish a retrofit within the footprint of its existing media filters. ■