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WSC Continues to Improve Water Quality in New Providence

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation  recently began a 3-month pilot programme to improve the overall water quality in New Providence, beginning in areas that encompass approximately 70% of the island’s water demand.


The pilot programme has introduced SeaQuest, a certified drinking water corrosion control sequesterant, which is used by water industry professionals in the USA, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Guyana, Virgin Islands, and Trinidad.  The pilot is testing the effectiveness of the product SeaQuest to address water quality challenges generally associated with aging infrastructure and aggressive water such as desalinated sources.


“WSC has been taking several steps over the years to address water quality challenges caused by ‘old’ water mains and exacerbated by the increased use of desalinated water,” said Glen Laville, WSC General Manager.  “WSC continues to look at several post-treatment options like Seaquest to help improve our water quality to customers. Together with our successful water loss reduction program, we want to better serve our present customers, and entice those that have alternate means of water supply to come back or join us for the first time.”

 

 

This new water treatment programme has several potential benefits including lower chlorine dosages required for disinfection, reducing the amount of water used for flushing mains and minimizing the use of filters, the removal of scale and build up in the water distribution system and minimizing the need for costly pipe replacement.

 

SeaQuest Introduced to Improve Water Quality in New Providence - This new water treatment programme has several potential benefits including lower chlorine dosages required for disinfection, reducing the amount of water used for flushing mains and minimizing the use of filters, the removal of scale and build up in the water distribution system and minimizing the need for costly pipe replacement.

“The Corporation is already seeing some benefits such as a decrease in the amount of chlorine required for disinfection and will continue to monitor its effectiveness over the pilot period,” said Michael Swann, Senior Quality Manager, WSC Water Quality Unit. “This is just one more step in the Corporation’s mission to become more efficient and other initiatives are underway and planned for 2015.”


WSC Continues to Improve Water Quality in New Providence - The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) recently began a 3-month pilot programme to improve the overall water quality in New Providence, beginning in areas that encompass   approximately 70% of the island’s water demand.  The pilot programme has introduced SeaQuest, a certified drinking water corrosion control sequesterant, which is used by water industry professionals in the USA, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Guyana, Virgin Islands, and Trinidad.  The pilot is testing the effectiveness of the product SeaQuest to address water quality challenges generally associated with aging infrastructure and aggressive water such as desalinated sources.  Pictured is the WSC team working on the SeaQuest programme.


SeaQuest Introduced to Improve Water Quality in New Providence - This new water treatment programme has several potential benefits including lower chlorine dosages required for disinfection, reducing the amount of water used for flushing mains and minimizing the use of filters, the removal of scale and build up in the water distribution system and minimizing the need for costly pipe replacement.

 

Water Quality


WSC is testing automated flushing hydrants which provides pre-programmed flushing, reduces the resources (staff, equipment, and volume of water) required, and allows WSC to more efficiently deploy staff. If successful, these will be more widely deployed improving our efficiency and mitigating adverse water quality occurrences.


 

Additionally, WSC continues to explore other post treatment solutions while ensuring that it takes the most efficient/effective actions to improve its service quality"

 

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