Category: WRT In the News

Elburn: Radium removal metod would save $9.7M

ELBURN, IL – Water rates would increase by 64 percent if the village agrees to hire Colorado-based Water Remediation Technology to remove radium from Elburn’s water. Residents pay $2 per 100 cubic feet of water. Costs to implement WRT’s zeolite filtering method would tack on another $1.11 per 100 cubic feet, officials said. But, the method would save residents $9.7 million over 20 years, which is how much more it would cost to implement ion exchange. Previously, the village agreed on the method to remove its radium. “The savings here are significant,” Village President James Willey said. Willey made the […]

First Treatment Units Based on New Radium Removal Technology

The Village of Oswego currently has five, high capacity, deep wells. The combined concentrations of radium-226 and -228 range from 7 to 18 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) and are above the maximum allowable level of 5 pCi/L. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring on radium removal units for each well. These will be the first treatment plants in the country based on a new absorptive media process. The patent pending process utilizes the proprietary Z-88® media in a specially designed up-flow contact vessel. This technology is very efficient at removing radium while not altering other water characteristics. The resulting […]