Location: Newark, NJ
PROBLEM: The Transit Authority operates a 3-lane automated bus wash in their maintenance facility. They have experienced ongoing problems with their recycled water quality. They have purchased and operated several different types of recycling systems over the past few years in an unsuccessful attempt to control water odors, suspended solids, oils and greases, and bacterial growth in their water.
OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: 35-gpm flow rate with absolute odor elimination; minimal system maintenance; fully automated filtration operation; small footprint; capable of continuous operation.
SOLUTION: WWMI designed, built, and installed a custom Model VR-35 ReCyke System to work with their existing belowground water storage tanks. The VR-35 system included dual automated deep-bed multi-media filters, high-volume Ozonation odor control system, and programmable control system. The master control system maintains one set of filters on line at all times while the other set is automatically backwashing or is off-line.
DATE INSTALLED: June 2002
RESULTS: The system has operated 24 hours/day since its installation, with virtually no maintenance and no water odors. The Authority is in the process of obtaining a second system for another facility based upon their satisfaction with this equipment. The bus wash is recycling 80-90% of all water used.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE REQUIRED: Averages 3 man-hours/month
ANNUAL PARTS AND FILTER COSTS: Approximately $500