Santa Clarita’s new water treatment facility relied on quick action, ingenuity and collaboration to develop a solution to three wells impacted by PFAS.
Kennedy Jenks and the Agency began designing and bench-testing different filtration media to mitigate PFAS which were in 28 of the Agency’s 44 wells. Working under an ambitious timeline, using a ‘PFAS Strike Team’ approach and pre-purchasing equipment were among the more innovative approaches, which were challenged further due the onset of COVID-19. These creative strategies paid off in a big way for the first of three wells that KJ and the Agency completed recently.
The successful treatment strategies resulted in the first ion-exchange in California, with Santa Clarita’s wells achieving compliance with changing regulatory guidelines. A new chloramine disinfection facility was also constructed to achieve a more desirable disinfection process.
Watch KJ’s Steve Diamond and Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s General Manager Matt Stone celebrate this outstanding project here: