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UV System and Water Plant

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Water Treatment Plant

In February of 2019, the City of West Palm Beach’s Water Treatment Plant started up the new Ultra-Violet (UV) treatment system that established an additional barrier to ensure the production of safe drinking water.  The UV System is designed to control bacteriological contaminants typically found in surface and ground water supplies.  Designed to treat up to 50 million gallons of water every day, the UV System becomes part of the overall water treatment process that includes conventional filtration and chemical disinfection. The City provides water to more than 120,000 customers in the City of West Palm Beach, Town of Palm Beach, and Town of South Palm Beach.

“With the commissioning of the UV system, we now have one of the most advanced water treatment systems in the nation,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “We are pleased to be able to bring this incredible technology and infrastructure, resulting in the highest quality water to the residents of the City of West Palm Beach.” The UV treatment system has been meeting the City’s expectations to enhance treatment effectiveness without additional chemicals and provide an additional barrier in the production of safe drinking water.



The UV Disinfection Process
Powdered Activated Carbon
The UV Building's Historic Architecture