Water Treatment

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Water Treatment Facilities

Lime Silos at Troutman Water

Treatment Plant

Palm Bay Utilities Department has three water treatment plants and one aquifer storage recovery well.  The Troutman Water Treatment Facility (TWTF) uses both lime-softening and reverse osmosis treatment processes.  The product water from each treatment process is blended in a clear well prior to distribution.   The Troutman Water Treatment Facility is also home to a 100 million gallon Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASR) Well which can be utilized if necessary when demand is high or in times of drought. The Lime-Softening Treatment Plant can treat up to 10 million gallons per day (MGD), and the Troutman Reverse Osmosis Treatment Plant is capable of treating 1.5 million gallons per day (MGD). 

Our South Regional Water Treatment Facility is a 4.0 MGD Reverse Osmosis treatment plant that was constructed in 2006.  The facility has reduced the demand on the Troutman Water Treatment Facility and better meets the demands of customers in the southern area of our city.  The South Regional Water Treatment Facility also enables the City to have a redundant water supply in case the other facility is ever offline. The SRWTF was designed to meet the demands of future development in the City and can easily be expanded to 10 million gallons per day by the addition of more RO membranes and additional pumps.  This facility receives raw water from the Floridian aquifer from three wells located around the 108 acre site.