To keep pace with increasingly stringent regulations and growing demand, Lee County Utilities in southwest Florida recently constructed a new, larger drinking water facility that treats three separate, and very different, groundwater sources. The 14 mgd Green Meadows Water Treatment Plant near Ft. Myers includes a unique combination of reverse-osmosis, ion exchange, and degasification systems to treat the highly variable water supplies as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Modern water utilities face various challenges, including an ever-aging infrastructure, shifting workforce demographics, unreliable or changing water supply sources, evolving regulations, and rising customer expectations. However, for Lee County Utilities (LCU), based in Ft. Myers, Florida, a customized water supply solution offered the only sustainable option to deal with three separate sources of groundwater. By contrast, most drinking water providers typically rely on one water source and one treatment system. At the same time, the LCU, which currently serves more than 254,000 customers in southwest Florida, needed to expand its capacity to accommodate growth demands.
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