The District completed the installation of a State Water Control Board mandated TCP treatment system at well #17. The 4 vessel granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment process and system cost the District $1.4 million. This was required but not funded by the State Water Board. This system now allows the District the ability to filter out the 123-TCP chemical thus providing clean, safe drinkable water from well #17 to our District customers.
The GAC does become saturated with TCP and as such needs to be changed out every year. The cost to change out the carbon in four vessels is approximately $110,000 each year. The District continues to be fiscally responsible and manage revenue and expenditures in an effort to refrain from using reserves to pay for maintenance costs.
The 123-TCP Treatment System at well #17 was completed in August 2019.