Florida County Selects USBF for New WWTP

Volusia County, Fla., has decided on the Upflow Sludge Blanket Filtration (USBF™) process for one of its new wastewater treatment plants, according to a July 22 press release.

The process, developed by ECOfluid Systems Inc. of Burnaby, B.C., will be supplied locally by Randazza Enterprises, Inc.

After a thorough evaluation of all processes and technologies, the county and its consulting engineers decided that a USBF plant provided them with increased value that did not compromise treatment efficiency or effectiveness. The contract was awarded to Randazza Enterprises, Inc. in June and is now under construction with start-up scheduled for the first quarter of 2010. The county will use the high quality effluent in reusable applications. Randazza has installed more than 20 USBF plants in Florida.

“Based on the high effluent quality, low operating and maintenance requirements, and the history of reliability the USBF process presented, it was really a no-brainer for the county”, said Nocif Espat of Randazza Enterprises. “Combine that with the significantly reduced capital cost compared to other technologies and you have a win-win situation for everyone involved.”

ECOfluid Systems Inc. provides wastewater treatment solutions for residential, industrial, commercial, municipal and decentralized applications. Since 1995, the company has installed or supplied well over 100 plants in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. The company also offers ongoing treatment plant operations and management services to municipalities and private owners.

This process has also been selected by the Tonto Apache Plant, and in British Columbia.

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