Water flows from Salt Springs Water Treatment plant in Salt, Jordan

Drinking water flows from the Salt Springs Water Treatment Plant in Salt, Jordan as the new water treatment plant is officially opened during a ceremony held on November 13, 2001.

STURBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 27, 2001 - Drinking water flows from the Salt Springs Water Treatment Plant in Salt, Jordan as the new water treatment plant is officially opened during a ceremony held on November 13, 2001.

At the center of the $7.5 million upgraded facility is USFilter's Memcor® Continuous Microfiltration (CMF) membrane system.

The microfiltration system, the first of its kind in the Middle East, purifies water from three springs by removing coliform bacteria and Cryptosporidium—producing a consistent supply of safe, clear drinking water.

"Within days of the plant going online, the local population was commenting on the clarity of the water and reduced chlorine taste," said Chas Heard, senior commissioning engineer for USFilter.

The 6.34-million-gallon-per-day (1,000-cubic-meter-per-hour) facility includes seven CMF units, each unit containing 90 membrane modules. One unit is used as a 400,000 gallon-per-day backwash recovery unit that will be piped to a nearby wastewater treatment plant. Previously, the city of Salt treated the water with chlorine only and further treatment was required to bring the system up to the standards mandated by the Water Authority of Jordan.

The water treatment system was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and designed by USAID's consulting engineer CDM International, Inc. The general contractor is Morganti Group of Amman, Jordan.

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