A few months ago we received a proposal to take on a new challenge: to provide drinking water to a municipality that had lost it for 7 years. The reason, in fact, was two issues:
- One water well produced slightly brackish water.
- The other well produced water was contaminated with arsenic and uranium.
The small population did not have the capacity for a complex system, with the need for water conditioning and maintenance.
Initially, the client proposed the challenge of reducing the salinity biologically. INGEOBRAS’ response was clear:
«Let’s do it».
The best option was to remove Arsenic and Uranium in a single step. However, the process was not as easy as it seemed at first glance. After several weeks of researching different materials and combinations of materials we came up with the perfect solution. A few weeks later, the filters were fully equipped and ready for installation in Berrocalejo, in the province of Cáceres, Spain.
After two months of good performance and excellent analytical results, a new problem arose:
As we said before, we were never give up. We took the decision to replace the filters with another model.
This decision was a clear success as they are now working perfectly and the residents of Berrocalejo have drinking water in their homes again after 7 years.