Filter Nozzle Underdrain

Seguin (TX) WTP- 90 More Years of Filtration to Come

Water Treatment Solution for Texas Water Treatment Plant

In this Orthos Liquid Systems video chat, Stuart Humphries, Director of Filtration Technologies for Orthos, gives us more living history as he shares about our recent Seguin Water Treatment Plant retrofit in Guadalupe County, Texas.

The video takes you through the history of Seguin and its progression in water treatment. Long before the water treatment plant arrived, massive mammoths used the Guadalupe River as a drinking water source.  To learn more about the City of Seguin, follow the link below:

>>City of Seguin TX

Seguin, TX Largest Pecan

Seguin WTP reportedly first built for ice production

Officially commissioned in 1928

Expanded several times using filters with different configurations

For longevity, clay tile block underdrains replaced with Orthos Centurion™ monolithic

Short (16”) underdrain plenums have excellent air/water distribution and backwash characteristics

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Remember Orthos’ HUGE life cycle cost benefits– At the end of the filter’s life cycle (~25 years), in contrast to a complete plastic block or folded sheet metal underdrain overhaul, nozzles are simply replaced
potentially saving $Millions.

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