Xylem-designed filtration solution will help protect Idaho’s Boise River

The Xylem filtration technology will enhance the treatment of wastewater effluent being discharged into the Boise River by removing suspended solids and ensuring that the facility can meet stricter regulations.

Under the contract, Xylem will provide more than 2500 sq ft of Leopold Type S underdrains with IMS 1000 media retainers, wash troughs, filter media (gravel, sand and anthracite), control panels, valves, instruments, backwash pumps and blowers.

The project has started with a 12 week pilot to test four different media configurations and finalize the design of the filtration system.

Construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2016 with the upgraded system due to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2017.