Burbank's unique water treatment system in place

June 14, 2002
Burbank Water and Power has taken delivery of a new reclaimed water treatment system designed to reduce its use of potable (drinking) water by 70,000 gallons per day.

June 14, 2002 -- In continuing its long term commitment to environmental stewardship, Burbank Water and Power is pleased to announce that it has taken delivery of a new reclaimed water treatment system designed to reduce its use of potable (drinking) water by 70,000 gallons per day.

The design team of Puretec Industrial Water and Pall Corporation has recently completed the installation and integration of a new pure water production system at the City's power generating facilities.
This new system will treat reclaimed wastewater from the City's sewer treatment plant for use in the new Lake Unit 1 combustion turbine and Olive 1 & 2 steam units.

This fully automatic system is designed around a Micro Filtration and Reverse Osmosis package. By using sources other than potable water, this equipment will provide high quality demineralized water for power plants and combustion turbines at a cost 50% less than typically associated with demineralizing potable water.

Sufficient infrastructure has been has been built in, so that the future needs of the 240 megawatt Magnolia Power Project (MPP) can be met. In 1967, Burbank Water and Power had the distinction of being the first utility in the nation to use reclaimed water in place of potable water in its cooling towers.

This new system, with its unique method of processing reclaimed wastewater, is a continuation of that environmental commitment and is also another first for the City. These systems were installed under an owner operator agreement, with Puretec Industrial Water (Ventura, California) providing all of the operational and maintenance services.

For additional information concerning this project please contact Wayne
Smith of BWP @ (818) 238-3691 or Michael Coniglio of Puretec Industrial Water @ (800) 906-6060.

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