09.20.2021  |  Expert Insights, News

KJ’s PFAS Treatment Success at Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Raises the Bar for PFAS Mitigation


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:


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