Missouri American Water is beginning work on a project to upgrade the existing wastewater lagoons at its Lake Carmel wastewater treatment facility beginning in late April 2019.
The $650,000 project, scheduled to last through August 2019, will upgrade the facilitys treatment process with the Triplepoints NitrOx system to remove ammonia from the wastewater. This will help the company meet new more stringent water quality regulations and improve the quality of water in Clark Fork.
The NitrOx system is an innovative technology, said Robert Goeltz, Senior Project Engineer. It not only meets the current ammonia limits but is also capable of meeting the potential future more stringent regulations. In addition, it is significantly less in both capital and operations costs than conventional ammonia removal technologies.
Missouri American Water annually invests more than $200 million statewide in infrastructure improvements, including projects such as this.
Missouri American Water
Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
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