First-Ever Biological Treatment for Surface Water with Algal Blooms

BAF-at-Lake-Manatee-Water-Treatment-PlantAlgal blooms in drinking water sources have received attention across the U.S. due to the potential for toxic byproducts in the raw source water at treatment plants. To deal with this issue in its manmade reservoir, Manatee County, Florida embarked on a unique solution: biologically active filtration (BAF). BAF has been used for years in municipal drinking water treatment for disinfection byproduct attenuation downstream of ozone disinfection. However, Manatee County’s Lake Manatee Water Treatment Plant is the first ever to use BAF at the head of the plant.

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