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04.26.2017

Ceramic Membrane Filtration Water Treatment Plant Commences Operation in USA
—Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant in Butte-Silver Bow, Montana—

METAWATER Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Yasushi Nakamura; hereinafter referred to as “METAWATER”) is pleased to announce the commencement of operations of the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant in Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, which has adopted its ceramic membrane filtration system. An opening ceremony was held on April 19, 2017 (local time).
 
METAWATER USA, INC. (hereinafter referred to as “MUSA”), a US subsidiary of METAWATER, won the project in 2014, which was the first delivery of ceramic membrane filtration system in North America for the METAWATER Group. The operation of a ceramic membrane filtration system in North America is the second case* for the METAWATER Group following the Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility in Parker, Colorado in 2015.
METAWATER established MUSA in January 2013 and has expanded business in North America as a strategic region. In January 2016, METAWATER converted Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “AAS”), an Illinois-based engineering company specializing in the water and wastewater business, into a subsidiary. Business related to ceramic membrane and ozone generation systems, which has been carried out by METAWATER through MUSA in North America, was transferred to AAS in May 2016. AAS made deliveries for the project including ceramic membrane filtration systems.
 
The Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant decided to introduce advanced water treatment equipment to produce safe and secure drinking water following the deterioration of water quality exceeding the standard level due to a large-scale melting of snow in 2011. The plant has adopted METAWATER’s unique ceramic membrane filtration system with high filtration performance, long life, low operation cost, and easy operation and maintenance. The plant was put into operation following a performance demonstration at a pilot plant and test operations at the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant.

                              New Ceramic Membrane Filtration Modules

Project Information

1. Plant name

 Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant

2. Location

  Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA

3. Capacity

 26,500m3/day (7MGD)

4. Scope of product delivery

 ・ Ceramic membrane filtration system
 ・ Chemical cleaning equipment
 ・ monitoring and control equipment

 

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