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Laboratory 5 VIRTUAL WATER TREATMENT PLANT FIELD TRIP Team 1 Ben Lamac, Nick Vaspoli, Jake Taylor, Miken Shah Environmental Engineering I, Fall 2011 CEE 08311 Section 2 Dr. Jahan
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Laboratory 5: Virtual Water Treatment Plant, Jahan, 2 28 October 2011 Introduction In 1924, the construction of the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility began as a state of the art facility located in Tampa, Florida. The water treatment facility included a filter house, an adjacent chemical house and a pumping station on the river. Today, the filter house remains as the focal point of a much expanded, modern water treatment facility with the capacity to produce between 80 and 120 million gallons per day to meet the needs of the community. The primary drinking water source is the 1.2 billion gallon Hillsborough River Reservoir and during periods of flows being relatively low, the reservoir is augmented with water pumped from the Tampa Bypass Canal or Sulphur Springs. The treatment plant annually produces about 90 percent of the water that is consumed by the Tampa Water Department customers and is one of the largest surface water treatment plants in all of Florida. The plant also contains Tampa’s state- certified Water Quality Laboratory which is particularly useful throughout the treatment process due to the continuous and complete water analyses, thus ensuring that Tampa’s water quality exceeds all State and Federal standards. Modernizing the plant will provide improvements to the water treatment processes, making it more efficient and effective and cleaning wastewater. With all of the improved technology, the original water treatment plant has been preserved as much as possible considering it is an American Water Landmark. Recent upgrades to the plant include the use of compact Actiflo water clarification systems and ozone generation for disinfection. The Tampa water treatment plant has thus become a staple in the market by producing some of the best finished water product while maintaining that original 1924 feel to the plant. Objectives The objective of this laboratory was to understand the process of water treatment in areas outside of New Jersey. By gaining an understanding of water treatment plants, it can help to gain an appreciation of how water flows to homes throughout the country: something that is generally taken for granted. Plant Description
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Laboratory 5: Virtual Water Treatment Plant, Jahan, 3 The demand for Tampa’s water average is about 80 MGD. Most of this demand is pumped from the Hillsborough river reservoir. Once pumped into the system, the water goes through six treatment steps before being pumped to the general population.
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