USFilter supplying $4 million drinking water system at Snyderville Basin, Utah

USFilter will be supplying water treatment technology to the water company providing service for the Olympic Games.

Park City, Utah, July 26, 2001 — USFilter will be supplying water treatment technology to the water company providing service for the Olympic Games.

The company's Memcor® Continuous Microfiltration (CMF) system will be used to treat drinking water for the Summit Water Distribution Company, the largest water provider in the Snyderville Basin Area near Park City, Utah.

Summit Water serves The Canyons Ski Resort, owned by American Ski Company, and the Utah Olympic Winter Sports Park, site of the ski jump, the luge and the bobsled competitions at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

At the Summer Games last year in Sydney, Australia, USFilter systems were employed to manage the water quality in the Olympic swimming pools.

The $4 million system for the Utah site will be designed to treat 5.5 million gallons a day. In addition to the Memcor CMF system, it will include an inclined plate separator from USFilter's Zimpro Products to recover backwash water, and a chemical dosing system from USFilter's Stranco Products for phosphorus removal.

To secure proven, integrated technology, Summit Water Distribution Company selected USFilter as their sole-source solution.

"The customer knew that producing high quality drinking water successfully demands technical expertise and teamwork. USFilter's technologists and solid reputation helped Carter & Burgess expedite the water treatment planning process to meet a demanding project schedule. USFilter brings more to the team then just technology and equipment - they bring performance," said Summit Water's consultant, Tena Campbell, P.E., of Carter and Burgess, Inc., "The system will allow Summit Water to maintain its position of leadership in high quality and consistent delivery to its customers."

USFilter successfully demonstrated its membrane filtration technology by performing a thorough on-site treatability pilot study. The Memcor CMF system verified its ability to remove a wide range of contaminants, such as suspended solids, particles, colloids, algae, bacteria, and pathogens including E-Coli, Giardia Lamblia cysts and Cryptosporidium oocysts from the raw water source.

The Memcor system uses the most durable membrane fibers offered in the industry, an efficient and cost effective clean-in-place system, and a unique in-situ integrity test for process control. The system requires minimal operator intervention to virtually operate and monitor itself. The technology offered by USFilter meets budgets that older conventional water treatment technologies can't achieve because it reduces the number of treatment processes, the plant footprint, the building size, and the need for chemicals.

Frank Firsching, president of USFilter's systems group said, "The broad range of diversified technologies available from USFilter allow us to provide a unique integrated system to meet our customers objectives."

He added, "Summit Water's decision to team with USFilter was based on our unmatched installation experience, service capabilities, and ability to customize a solution their water quality needs."

USFilter is a Vivendi Water company, global provider of commercial, industrial, municipal and residential water and wastewater treatment systems, products and services.

Together, Vivendi Water, Onyx (solid waste and industrial services), Dalkia (energy management), and Connex (transportation and logistics) comprise Vivendi Environnement, the largest environmental services company in the world with annual revenues of more than $23 billion. For more information, visit USFilter's web site at

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