Success on a Big Scale

A medium-pressure UV disinfection system provides cost-effective pathogen removal for a new 315 mgd facility in San Francisco.
Success on a Big Scale
A look inside the reactor shows the UV intensity sensors, sleeves, and lamps.

To comply with the U.S. EPA mandate to treat unfiltered water to 2.0 log Cryptosporidium removal, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission built the $114 million, 315 mgd (design) Tesla Water Treatment Facility in Tracy, Calif.

Engineers tested low-pressure and...

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