Treatment Plant Doubles Drinking Water Capacity Using RapiSand

Santan Vista water treatment plant team posed in front of RapiSand units

Published by Treatment Plant Operator Magazine

The population in Gilbert, Arizona was expanding rapidly, and the town needed to double the capacity of the Santan Vista Water Treatment Plant while keeping costs low. WesTech installed a high-rate clarification system to expand the plant, increasing flow capacity within the limited real estate.

Treatment Plant Operator magazine spotlighted the Santan Vista installation in a recent feature.

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The plant added the extremely fast RapiSand™ ballasted flocculation system. This high-rate process uses rapid mixing and multi-stage flocculation, followed by sedimentation, to accelerate the settling rate of the ballasted floc particles and increase capacity. They settle up to 35 times faster, and the process reduces the space requirement by up to 90 percent, compared to conventional clarification.

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