Last of the Original Basins Removed

As part of our ongoing improvements to the four water treatment plants at the Wylie complex, the last of the original clariflocculators (basins) at treatment Plant I has been removed. Built in 1956, this basin had been in operation for over sixty years as part of the first phase of treatment in which sediment is removed from the raw lake water.

Its replacement will be part of an improved setup using two smaller, higher efficiency basins to treat the same capacity. In other words, what used to take the District four basins will now only require two to treat the same capacity of water, all with a much smaller footprint.

Construction is underway and anticipated to be complete by January 2020.

Watch this short video highlight of then and now.