GE will upgrade a water treatment plant in Florida

image courtesy of GE

image courtesy of GE

GE Water & Process Technologies today announced that it will supply its ZeeWeed* 1000 ultrafiltration membranes for the surface water trains within an upgrade project of the Lake Manatee Water Treatment Plant in Florida. 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.
Specifically, GE will supply Manatee County with 12 membrane trains, which are a two-stack design to be retrofitted into existing sand filter basins. GE’s technology offers low life cycle cost, and the project will incorporate a partial siphon design, which will save the municipality permeate pumping costs. The plant will operate at 96.3 percent recovery.