Texas Plant Contracts for Ozone Technology

Black & Veatch, a global engineering, consulting, and construction company, has been awarded a contract to perform a preliminary engineering design project at the 770 million-gallons-per-day Wylie Water Treatment Plant Complex operated by the North Texas Municipal Water District, according to an Oct. 23 press release.

The design will include the addition of ozone technology for drinking water disinfection as well as taste and odor control at the Wylie, Texas, complex that serves more than 1.5 million customers.

"Utilizing ozone offers substantial water quality improvements in an energy-efficient manner, and further protects the public drinking water supply," said Bruce Long, Global Drinking Water Practice & Technology leader for the company.

Black & Veatch also will evaluate the water treatment process and formulate a plan to ensure efficiency, sustainability and minimize plant operating costs. Dale Cherry, project director for the global water business, said the company will focus on energy, materials, and labor costs during its preliminary design process.

Preliminary design is expected to be complete by April 2009, and final design in April 2010. The project should be operationally complete in 2013.

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