Evoqua Water Technologies has been picked by the City of Bakersfield, California, United States (U.S.), to help the metropolis continue to provide its residents with clean drinking water.
Evoqua will provide the city with 42 granular activated carbon (GAC) vessel systems at a total value of US$7.8 million, which will be connected to the city’s existing drinking water wells in order to remove 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP), ensuring that the city will be able to continue to deliver clean drinking water to its residents.
Now a regulated synthetic organic contaminant in the state of California, TCP has been identified as a cancer-causing compound. Soil fumigants, containing TCP as an impurity, were widely used in the agricultural area surrounding Bakersfield. Exposure to TCP in water can occur through drinking, cooking, and inhaling water vapour.
This upgrade to 30 of the city’s total of 64 wells will allow for the removal of TCP to a level which complies with the recently adopted California Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 parts-per-trillion.