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Our Treatment Plants

The Auburn Water District has two treatment plants. The purpose for the treatment plants is for the removal of iron and manganese from our water supply from wells 4, 5, and 6. These plants were put on line September 1995 and are located off Walsh Ave. and Southbridge St. Court. The plants were built for a total cost of 1.7 million dollars. Both of the treatment plants reduce the iron and manganese to levels well below accepted standards. Since they have been put into operation we have had very few complaints about staining of clothes due to the iron and manganese. The water enters the treatment plant from the wells. This is where it is forced through a gallery of filters where the water is subject to chemical treatment and a substance called "Green Sand Media". These plants combined filter approximately 1.5 million gallons of water each day. The water is filtered using a series of vessels containing various elements that filter out the iron and manganese which is then back washed into nearby lagoons. These lagoons have to be cleaned every three years. One of our treatment plants is equipped with generator power in the event of a power outage. Our other treatment plant will be equipped with emergency power in the near future.

 

The pictures above are of our Walsh Ave. treatment plant.

Our other treatment plant on Southbridge Street Court is very similar

 

 

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