City of Wolfforth installing new system for clean water

Published: Jul. 27, 2013 at 1:10 AM CDT
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WOLFFORTH, TX (KCBD) - The City of Wolfforth is gearing up for a major improvement in the way it handles its water supply.

Wolfforth city officials are planning for the future, with a new water treatment facility that helps preserve our most precious resource.

Wolfforth is embarking on a $6.7 million multi-phase project to improve the treatment of the city's water supply.

Wolfforth City Manager Darrell Newsom says, "The biggest bulk of the cost would be to implement a water system that GE builds called Electro Dialysis Removal or EDR."

EDR will be more cost effective in cleaning and maintaining the water supply than reverse osmosis, all while providing citizens with purer and healthier H2O.

"We'll have a better drinking water. We will be in guidelines with the TCEQ as far as the fluoride and arsenic issues."

But the EDR system is only one phase of the project. The city will also be revamping the storage facilities and consolidating the town wells.

"By tying those wells together, we are able to complete or treat everything in an aggregate instead of individually," Newsom said.

The technology is new to West Texas, but the conservation benefits already have other cities taking notes.

"Wolfforth will be the first in the area to have EDR. There are some other EDRs in Texas, but this will be the first one to go through TCEQ. Since then, there have been other cities that are looking at this technology."

The EDR system is expected to be finished near the fall of 2014. The entire project is due to be completed by 2015.

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