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Our treatment facility designs are built upon raw water quality and range from conventional to membrane filtration along with treatment for specific chemical contaminants and various disinfection technologies to meet all current and potential drinking water standards. We’re also on the leading edge of many advanced technologies, including membrane filtration and desalination, and we are leading the industry in advanced disinfection technology, such as ultraviolet disinfection, ozone treatments and hybrid/alternative technologies.
Our technical specialists deliver planning and development support, as well as stand-alone projects. We undertake design-build delivery including the program management, construction, procurement, installation and commissioning of new or upgraded water treatment plants. We also supply standard components for the water and wastewater industry serving customers worldwide.
Our pioneering work in alternative water supply and treatment solutions is helping to facilitate the technological sharing between both water reuse and desalination. We bring more than 40 years as a worldwide leader in desalination, and our capabilities include membrane, thermal and hybrid designs for both seawater and brackish water sources. In water reuse, Black & Veatch has been at the forefront well before reuse regulations came into play. Our work decades ago provided the basic data for reuse standards.
Water residuals management is another vital aspect of the overall treatment process, and residuals may be organic and inorganic compounds in liquid, solid and gaseous forms. We have expertise in a wide range of treatment processes, including coagulation/filtration, precipitative softening, membrane separation and others.
Lower Seletar Waterworks
While Singapore is a tropical island in Southeast Asia surrounded by seawater and with considerable rainfall throughout the year, it has no natural aquifers or lakes and has limited land to collect and store rainwater. Singapore makes water conservation and self-sufficiency its top priorities, adopting a diversified water supply strategy, known as the “Four National Taps.”
Llwyn Onn Water Treatment Works Rebuilding
Llwyn Onn Water Treatment Works had reliably supplied raw water quality since World War II, when it was built to supply water to a munitions factory; however, the aging structure and prevalence of manganese necessitated replacement of the treatment system. Dee Valley Water called on Black & Veatch to replace the aging works while keeping the existing works operating.
Jurong Water Reclamation Plant
Singapore’s PUB selected Black & Veatch to study, design and supervise construction of the 15 million imperial gallon per day Jurong Membrane Bioreactor Plant in Singapore. The new facility will be located at the Jurong Water Reclamation Plant, a 205 million litre daily conventional, activated sludge wastewater treatment plant located in the west of Singapore.
Glencorse Water Treatment Works
Glencorse Water Treatment Works provides nearly 500,000 residents with a greatly improved water supply. For one of the largest water supply projects in its history, Scottish Water selected Black & Veatch as design and construction partner. The project included a 175 megalitre per day WTW, and 15 km of 1,200-mm diameter supply pipes.
Upgrades at the Bough Beech WTW
Sutton & East Surrey Water serves approximately 650,000 customers in east Surrey, parts of West Sussex, west Kent and south London. The bulk of S&ESW’s supply – 85 percent – comes from groundwater resources. The remaining 15 percent is abstracted from the River Eden and stored at Bough Beech Reservoir. S&ESW invested £17.5 million at its Bough Beech Water Treatment Works to increase capacity and ensure long-term security of supply.
Mumbai Water Supply Operational Study
Growing water demand and issues associated with operating and maintaining existing assets created a need for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to maximise its managerial functions. Black & Veatch was engaged to perform a study of operation and maintenance in partnership with the overseas consultancy arm of Thames Water and TCE Consulting Engineers.
Black & Veatch in the News
Water Finance & Management
Be Prepared: Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Planning Under AWIA
The America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 established a new requirement for water utilities. Public water systems that serve more than 3,300 people must now thoroughly assess their vulnerability to all types of natural hazards and manmade disasters and develop a detailed plan to address them. Will Williams and Ahmet Ozman clarify Risk and Resilience Assessment Emergency Response Plan requirements, share advice about helpful approaches and tools, and explain how utilities can reap additional benefits by using the AWIA requirements as a platform for a more valuable and comprehensive program.
The ABCs of PFCs
Treatment options for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), also known as PFAS, include granular activated carbon, ion exchange and reverse osmosis/nanofiltration. Black & Veatch Director of Water Treatment Technology Nick Burns discusses the ABCs of PFCs in this Water Talk podcast interview.
Water Finance & Management
The Power of One and the Promise of Many
Understanding a water system requires understanding how its individual components interact. Likewise, the interconnectedness of everyone and everything must be considered to preserve a healthy environment for the future. In this commentary, Zeynep Erdal discusses that it’s necessary to consider multiple-resource resilience to fully secure water resilience, including why collaborating outside the water industry is important.
Risk, Resilience, Response
U.S. drinking water providers must complete risk and resilience assessments and emergency response plans to comply with the new AWIA requirements. Staggered compliance schedules offer smaller utilities a chance to learn from larger ones. Will Williams provides expert advice in this article by ASCE’s Civil Engineering freelance writer Jay Landers.
From Plant to Tap: Optimizing your Distribution System
Learn how regulations, chemistry, and microbiology impact distribution system water quality, and metal release. Also learn how to link your asset management program with your water quality data and how to leverage hydraulic modeling to optimize distribution system operations and improve distribution system water quality.
Components for the Water and Wastewater Industry
Our spares business has been built up over a number of years supplying standard components for the water and wastewater.
With a track record of more than 50 membrane facility designs worldwide, Black & Veatch has designed a combined membrane capacity exceeding 600 mgd, 2270 Ml/d, on five continents.