Title

DWR Delta Field Division Water Treatment Plant

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) Delta Field Division, located in Byron, CA pumps water to southern California through the California Aqueduct. The DWR facility currently has a water treatment plant that has been in operation since the 1960s. The existing plant had met previous Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards but due to changes in the law, the water is now considered to be unsafe for human consumption. The existing water treatment plant meets the facility’s needs for industrial water and fire protection. However, since concentrations of trihalomethane (THM) and haloacetic acids (HAA) - both carcinogenic compounds - in the drinking water are more than double the concentrations allowed by EPA standards for potable water, DWR must supply bottled water for employees onsite. We are designing a separate treatment plant to meet the drinking water needs of the Byron facility. A new raw water line connection will be made from the Banks Pumping Plant to the new treatment plant. The water will then go through a series of treatment processes to reduce contaminant levels before distribution to the existing buildings within the DWR facility through a new pipeline. The project includes design of the structure, foundation, treatment processes, and pump and pipe systems.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

1-5-2010 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2010 3:30 PM

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DWR Delta Field Division Water Treatment Plant

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) Delta Field Division, located in Byron, CA pumps water to southern California through the California Aqueduct. The DWR facility currently has a water treatment plant that has been in operation since the 1960s. The existing plant had met previous Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards but due to changes in the law, the water is now considered to be unsafe for human consumption. The existing water treatment plant meets the facility’s needs for industrial water and fire protection. However, since concentrations of trihalomethane (THM) and haloacetic acids (HAA) - both carcinogenic compounds - in the drinking water are more than double the concentrations allowed by EPA standards for potable water, DWR must supply bottled water for employees onsite. We are designing a separate treatment plant to meet the drinking water needs of the Byron facility. A new raw water line connection will be made from the Banks Pumping Plant to the new treatment plant. The water will then go through a series of treatment processes to reduce contaminant levels before distribution to the existing buildings within the DWR facility through a new pipeline. The project includes design of the structure, foundation, treatment processes, and pump and pipe systems.