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SCWA to Add GAC Filtration

3/24/2014
The Saratoga County Water Authority has agreed to move forward with the installation of added filtration at its treament facility in Moreau that will remove the disinfection byproducts from the finished water. The SCWA has been battling the byproducts on and off for the past few years, and has recently seen some of its customers, including the CPWA, discontinue the purchase of water as a result. The County Authority, having exhausted all other less expensive methods of dealing with the problem, decided to move forward with a large capital project to solve it once and for all. After pilot testing three different treatment methods, it was conclusive that Granular Activated Carbon was the most effective treatment for these contaminants, providing near 100% removals. The timeline proposed by the SCWA would have the new treatment online in late 2014/early 2015. The installation involves the construction of a building and 5 GAC pressure filters.