City of Albany Water Treatment Plant

CLIENT: City of Albany

eHT conducted a pilot study for an ultrafiltration membrane system for the City of Albany. The pilot study evaluated two sources of water, both in the Brazos River Basin, including pretreatment evaluation and foulant studies. eHT completed the design of a new 2.5 MGD membrane water treatment facility and developed cost estimates and value analyses. eHT also modeled the water quality for process performance. Under the USDA RD funding program, eHT provided planning, design, and construction administration services for the new 2.5 MGD water treatment plant. The design incorporated a traditional solids contact clarifier with membrane filtration. Trihalomethanes (THM) and Haloacetic Acid (HAA5) compliance is achieved using a combination of chlorine dioxide and chloramination. SCADA-integrated process controls were designed and implemented to meet primary drinking water standards.

Support services included:

  • Regulatory compliance assistance with Stages 1 and 2 Disinfection Byproduct Rule and Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule.
  • Assisted in converting to an alternate disinfection protocol using chlorine dioxide and chloramines in response to the Stage 1 Disinfection Byproduct Rule.
  • Prepared water system monitoring plan.
  • Prepared water conservation and drought contingency plans, as well as annual water conservation plan implementation reports and water loss audits.
  • Prepared vulnerability assessment for potable water system.
  • Assisted with ongoing regulatory compliance questions and issues.