City of Clearwater
Water Treatment Plant #2, Clearwater, FL
The City of Clearwater wanted to build a new, upgraded facility capable of producing its own water to supplement the city's potable water supply. The new facility would be able to produce water less expensively when compared to the price of purchasing water from entities such as Pinellas County and Tampa Bay Water.
Poole & Kent Company of Florida (P&K) provided the professional installation of a lead- ing-edge reverse osmosis water treatment system that increased water production, provided high-quality drinking water at an affordable price, and was designed with the ability to accommodate all future growth requirements.
P&K was hired to construct a new 6.25 MGD brackish reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant to include both raw water supply and a deep injection well for concentrate disposal. The scope of services included:
The City of Clearwater's water supply is procured from the Upper Floridian Aquifer on the Pinellas Peninsula. Since the 1920's, the city has produced water from its own local wellfield. Over time, increased mineralization has forced the abandonment of certain wells, which has reduced the amount of water produced from the wellfield. The City of Clearwater owns and operates numerous groundwater wells, which draw water from the Floridian Aquifer. In addition to the groundwater wells, the city owns and operates three water treatment plants. The city has elected to expand the system capacity by adding re- verse osmosis components to all three facilities to reduce its reliance on surrounding utili- ties. Water Treatment Plant No 1. is a 3.0 MGD reverse osmosis facility while WTP No. 2 and WTP No. 3 treat fresh water blended with Pinellas County potable water.