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July 27 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for East Water Treatment

$30M Project Upgrade to the E. Water Treatment Plant Completed - Celebration Scheduled July 27, 6 pm

Over the course of the past 2 years, Boynton Beach Utilities has worked on the City’s largest utilities project to-date and will celebrate its completion this Thursday, July 27th. The project includes the largest and most modern Magnetic Ion Exchange (MIEX) plant in the world for pretreatment of water. 

MIEX pretreatment removes virtually all the color and organic matter from the water, resulting in less disinfection byproducts. The water utilized for this process is transmitted from the City’s western wellfield via the newly installed raw water pipeline, protecting the eastern wellfield from salt water intrusion. A sixteen million gallons per day (MGD) resin plant was constructed that pretreats raw water being pumped from the west wellfield to the East Water Treatment Plant. This high rate system has an improved design, minimal footprint and reduces operating costs.

The Exchange Resin Plant & East Water Treatment Plant Improvements were designed, and completed, to meet the City’s potable water capacity requirements for the next 20 years and provide for the increased population levels east of I-95. A new 3 million gallon potable water storage tank was also constructed. The completed project has increased the East Water Treatment Plant’s capacity to 24 million gallons of water per day.

The project included a public art installation, in the Edward F. Harmening Arbor Memorial Park, titled Water, You and I. Once completed, a grand opening event will be held for the public.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, July 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at  the East Water Plant (124 East Woolbright Road) and include tours of the site, music and refreshments.  At sunset, there will be a water tower light demonstration.

For further information, or to R.S.V.P., please call 561-742-6451.

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PRESS:  If you wish to attend, and/or for plan to attend, please contact Eleanor Krusell, Public Information/Marketing Manager at 561.742.6010.