The City of Shoreview and Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services (AE2S) have completed the design of a new 8 million gallon per day (MGD) water treatment plant (WTP). This new WTP will provide treatment capacity for the needs of our growing community while ensuring our long-term ability to provide an abundant supply of safe, high-quality water to our residents.
The City will begin treating water and using the new water treatment plant on Tuesday, November 1st. There are several steps that the City is taking to ensure a smooth start-up of the new plant.
View the Frequently Asked Questions [PDF], which describes the purpose and start up of the new Water Treatment Plant.
1. Forced Draft Aeration: The facility is equipped with two (2) forced draft aerators. These aerators are designed to provide preliminary oxidation to the iron and release any dissolved gasses present in the water. These aerators will also help to limit the need for chlorine use in the drinking water.
2. Conventional Filtration: The facility is equipped with six (6) conventional filters which filter iron and manganese from the water after aeration.
3. Backwash reclaim: Backwash water from the filters is sent to one of the two (2) 250,000-gallon reclaim basins where the iron and manganese that is removed from the water is settled out. The clarified water is then suctioned from the top of this basin and pumped to the beginning of the WTP where it is reused. This process allows for very little waste in the treatment process.