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Washington County Raw Water Intake Wins Award
January 29, 2013

The Washington County Service Authority (WCSA) has won a prestigious project-of-the-year award from a major industry trade publication. Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) recently recognized WCSA’s South Fork Intake and Middle Fork Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project as one of the 10 Top Water & Wastewater Projects for 2012.

The WCSA-winning project began construction in 2010, when a new raw water intake and treatment facility expansion were required to meet residents’ countywide water supply needs.

Engineers created a unique design that included a submersed intake structure outside the historically sensitive area on the South Fork, where turbidity was lower. Tube settlers and adsorption clarifiers were added, along with five new filters and Francis turbines in a new energy recovery station. Testing conducted in cold weather, cold water and high-turbidity conditions proved the design a success.

For a complete list of winners and information about individual projects, visit WWD 2012 Top Projects.

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