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Safe water is the foundation of thriving communities, and we're helping to address that need worldwide by producing safe, high-quality water at the tap consistently and cost effectively.

Drinking Water Treatment Solutions

Our knowledge fosters health and wellness, and fulfills one of life's most basic needs for millions of people.

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.

Black & Veatch in the News

AWWA Missouri Section

PFAS 101: An Introduction to Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) remain largely unregulated in the United States, primarily because studies about their health effects are limited. Black & Veatch Process Engineer Dustin Mobley shares insights about guidelines and treatment options for these pervasive and persistent chemicals in the cover story for the Winter 2018 issue of the Missouri AWWA Show-Me Magazine

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Water Online

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.

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Webinar

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.

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