TRA Plant Update

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TRA Plant Update

Published on June 05, 2014 by Larry Crippen

At this week’s session of the Huntsville City Council, Public Works Director Carol Reed updated councilmembers on the Trinity River Authority water plant completion work underway . . . .


Ms. Reed said they got the notice to proceed in August of 2012.

In a slide presentation, she passed along the major components of the the TRA expansion which includes–adding 4 granular activated carbon filters for nitrate removal, the addition of a 1.2 million gallon clearwell, the installation of 4 new service pumps on the clearwell, the replacement of 2000 feet of raw water line, the replacement of backwash pumps and the expansion of chemical feed facilities.

Director Reed reported, “The roof structure for the filters is complete. The instruments and sample piping have been installed. The media for the filter beds have been added.  The valves, instruments and underdrain are being tested.”

She also passed along that, “The old and new clearwells have been tied together providing a combined storage capacity of 1.6 million gallons.” Also, she reported the Constrution of the motor control center for the high service pumps is almost complete.”

The water treatment facility is a $20 million-plus improvement to the existing plant.

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