The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) recently completed a $123 million ozonation project at their Wylie facility. The NTMWD’s Bonham and Tawakoni treatment plants also produce ozonated water. With the projects completion, the NTMWD’s four water treatment plants in Wylie are now the nation’s largest water treatment facility using ozone to treat water. Cumulatively, NTMWD has the capability to treat and deliver 806 million gallons per day of high- quality, safe drinking water to the region served.
The use of ozone as the primary disinfectant when treating water is expected to improve the taste and odor of drinking water. Ozonation removes many of the traditional harsh chemicals out of the treatment process and the taste and smell of the water is more consistent when using Ozonation.
The NTMWD began using ozone in the treatment process as a result of changes in regulatory requirements set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act, which were strengthened, and to provide enhanced water quality for public water supplies. according to NTMWD.