A Boost for Butte

by Nathan D. Kutil, P.E., Project Manager, Professional Associate; HDR, Missoula, MT,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 4, Pg. 54-59,68-68


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The first gravity-powered municipal treatment facility featuring ceramic membranes in the United States, the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant in Butte, Montana, uses innovative approaches to minimize energy use, chemical costs, and water loss. The unique treatment system offers lessons for increasing operational efficiency, dependability, and sustainability.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Municipal water | Chemical treatment | Ceramics | Membranes | Basins | Rivers and streams | Innovation | United States | Montana

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