Hillsboro’s $3.5 million upgrade of its water-treatment plant included the following components:
— New water lines installed on Date Street and Willow Road.
— Rehabilitation of the 500,000-gallon water tower, including a new paint job and logo.
— Fencing around the perimeter of the water-plant campus.
— A new automatic generator that will run the entire facility, plus the two pumphouses on site.
— New backwash pumps installed on Hillsboro’s clearwell.
— New telemetry and electric wiring throughout the plant.
— New SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) control system and laptop SCADA control system that will allow staff to operate the plant from remote locations.
— Two additional filters containing granular activated carbon and two new consoles to operate all filters.
— Bulk carbon feeding system.
— New chemical feed pumps and chlorination system.
— New chlorine contact basin that allows for a more efficient disinfection process.
— Additional upflow clarifier and domes, piping, walkways and appurtenances.
— Piping and valves to and from the Rural Water District No. 4 water line that will allow for a secondary source of water in case of emergency.
— New pumps at the reservoir.
— Fresh paint on walls, ceiling, roof and piping. New chemical-resistant epoxy flooring through the facility.
— Variable speed drives installed on backwash pumps and raw-water pumps.