Xylem technology improves Colombian wastewater treatment plant

Xylem’s ICEAS secondary wastewater treatment plant will include a Sanitaire aeration system, decanters, blowers, monitoring, controls and instrumentation. A Wedeco-branded TAK UV disinfection system and Flygt-branded sludge pumps will also be installed at the plant.

According to Xylem, the treatment solution will enable the plant to achieve effluent quality that far exceeds local regulatory standards while also delivering maintenance cost savings of approximately 11% per annum.

With the improved effluent quality, the wastewater can be reused in a number of applications. The new solution will also reduce the land area required by more than 90%. The additional available land will be used for commercial purposes and to accommodate a water reservoir.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the authorities in Tolu to develop this innovative solution,” said Juan Contreras, project manager for Xylem in Colombia. “This type of innovation will provide a sustainable wastewater solution that will benefit the local eco-system and the environment in the region.”

The new wastewater treatment solution should be operational in November 2013.