Media Tours Nanofiltration Facility Currently Under Construction

March 19, 2016

A reporter from the Sun Journal of New Bern, North Carolina, recently toured a state-of-the-art nanofiltration water treatment facility in Craven County that is designed to reduce groundwater withdrawals from aquifers in danger of overuse. The $32-million plant, currently under construction, will reduce withdrawals from the Black Creek and Pee Dee aquifers and effectively treat water from the much larger Castle Hayne aquifer. Water from the Castle Hayne aquifer is more abundant but is considered not as pure as water from Black Creek and Pee Dee.

“One of the things we wanted to do was produce a quality of water that was comparable to what we had before,” said Craven County Water Department Superintendent Rusty Hayes in the Sun Journal article. To do that, the new water treatment facility utilizes a nanofiltration system that, according to the Sun Journal, “is considered a state-of-the-art purification system designed to remove any contaminants.”

Mike Perkins, resident project representative for McKim & Creed, helped lead the tour of the facility, which will treat 3 million gallons of water per day (expandable to 5 million gallons) and will come online in the fall of 2016. McKim & Creed designed the Craven County facility, as well as another nanofiltration water treatment facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Click here to read the full Sun Journal article.