Sustainable from the Start

Community involvement and environmental sensitivity drove planning and construction of Saco River Drinking Water Resource Center

Sustainable from the Start

In the new treatment process, clarified water exits plate settlers (JMS) and heads toward mixed-media filters. The upflow settlers provide the same results as a traditional settling basin in a much smaller footprint.

When Maine Water Co. replaced its old Biddeford Water Treatment Plant there was no doubt there would be improvements in sustainability.

The old plant dated back to 1884 and was in the flood plain of the Saco River. It had flooded several times. The new treatment plant made so many...

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