California city of Bakersfield selects Evoqua to provide clean drinking water to residents

Bakersfield city of California has selected Evoqua Water Technologies to help it provide clean drinking water to its residents.

Evoqua will offer 42 granular activated carbon (GAC) vessel systems to the city at a value of $7.8m.

The vessels will be linked to the city’s existing drinking water wells in order to remove TCP. The deployment of the systems will enable the city to provide safe drinking water to its residents.

TCP is a regulated synthetic organic contaminant and has been identified as a cancer-causing compound.

Soil fumigants, containing TCP as an impurity, were  used in the agricultural area surrounding Bakersfield.

People can be exposed to TCP in water through drinking water and inhaling water vapour.

The latest upgrade to 30 of the city’s 64 wells will enable TCP removal to a level that complies with the maximum contaminant level of 5 parts-per-trillion.