Xylem Provides Irrigation Solution for Sustainable Golf Course
Xylem, a pump manufacturer for the water and wastewater industries, has been awarded $1.25 million to provide new treatment technologies to the South Wastewater Treatment Plant in McAllen, Texas. The new technology will ensure consistent quality at the plant and it will treat up to 10 million gallons of wastewater each day. This will be especially helpful because the plant provides 240 million gallons of reclaimed, treated wastewater to the McAllen Palm View Golf Course each year, in addition to serving 130,000 residents in the area.
The Wedeco Duron ultraviolet (UV) system from Xylem will disinfect effluent before it is discharged or reused. This eliminates harmful pathogens before the wastewater is returned to the environment. The ultraviolet technology eliminates the need to store large quantities of hazardous chlorine. The system is energy efficient, providing disinfection at the lowest possible power consumption. The system’s intelligent autonomous lamp power adjustment and advanced sensor based control features reduce the amount of power required under normal flow conditions.
In addition to the ultraviolet system, Xylem’s Flygt Compact Submersible propeller pumps will recycle water in the aeration basin by using compact direct-drive motors with fewer components for greater efficiency and reliability.
Jay Jordan, Senior Sales Engineer at Xylem says, “We work with customers to ensure plants run at optimum efficiency using sustainable technologies like UV, facilitating maximum water reuse. The fact that our Wedeco Duron system enables the lamps to be easily retrieved for maintenance will significantly reduce maintenance efforts of the system. Its extensive performance validation, as well as the intelligent autonomous control, are crucial factors in meeting permit requirements. Cost-efficient construction costs and ease of installation were also important reasons for selecting our solution.”
The Wedeco ultraviolet equipment will allow the system to produce 10 MGD of treated water with a peak 2 hour flow of 31 MGD. Trains can handle 15.5 MGD, with a third train providing 50 percent standby capacity.
Installation began in March 2015 and the entire system is expected to be operational by January 2018.