To Save Money, They Built A Membrane Treatment Plant

A Tennessee utility district builds an award-winning membrane water treatment plant, saving money and ensuring a quality supply to meet rapid growth.
To Save Money, They Built A Membrane Treatment Plant
Membrane filters at the J. Isom Lail plant yield high-quality water. Tom Flynn, assistant plant manager, is shown performing a pH analysis and alkalinity test with an Oakton Ion 510 Series multimeter (Cole-Parmer).

Eleven years ago, the South Blount County Utility District was buying potable water from two utilities in neighboring cities. This posed problems: increasing costs and the possibility of water shortages, especially in summer.

When the price of water from one supplier more...

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