Three Sources, One Quality Product

by William Beddow, P.E., Senior Project and Client Account Manager; Jacobs Engineering Group, Dallas, TX,
Jim Bradbury, P.E., (M.ASCE), Senior Resident Engineer; Jacobs Engineering Group, Dallas, TX,
Mikes Maillakakis, P.E., Senior Project Manager; Lee County Utilities, FL,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 5, Pg. 50-55


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: To keep pace with increasingly stringent regulations and growing demand, Lee County Utilities in southwest Florida recently constructed a new, larger drinking water facility that treats three separate, and very different, groundwater sources. The 14 mgd Green Meadows Water Treatment Plant near Ft. Myers includes a unique combination of reverse-osmosis, ion exchange, and degasification systems to treat the highly variable water supplies as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Water supply systems | Water conservation | Water supply | Water demand | Utilities | Drinking water | Groundwater | Florida | United States

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