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Package Plants

Municipal Water Supply

  1. National Drinking Water Clearinghouse

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047147844X.mw1807

Water Encyclopedia

Water Encyclopedia

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National Drinking Water Clearinghouse 2005. Package Plants. Water Encyclopedia. 1:514–517.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


Small water treatment systems often find it difficult to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Small communities often face financial problems in purchasing and maintaining conventional treatment systems. Their problem is further complicated if they do not have the services of a full-time, trained operator. The Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR) requirements have greatly increased interest in the possible use of package plants in many areas of the country. Package plants can also be applied to treat contaminants such as iron and manganese in groundwater via oxidation and filtration.


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