Webb Consolidated Independent School - Bruni, Texas Arsenic Treatment System
Webb Consolidated Independent School District (Webb CISD) located in Bruni, Texas applied to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to participate in the arsenic treatment demonstration program for Round 2 and was selected. The school has a water-supply well which pumps water to a 12,000 gallon storage tank. Waterquality analyses revealed that arsenic concentrations exceeded the new maximum contaminant level (MCL). AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) contacted the school system and presented a proposal for arsenic treatment using granular ferric oxide (GFO) technology. AdEdge was subsequently selected and awarded the project (i.e., one of nine USEPA demonstration sites awarded to AdEdge). AdEdge worked with Southwest Engineers Inc. (SEI), the school and water system’s engineer, in preparing permitting submittals and obtaining Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulatory approvals for construction and installation of the system and associated appurtenances. It was the first arsenic treatment system permitted in Texas using this technology.