About the Project
Greene County Sanitary Engineering Department (GCSED) supplies water to approximately 17,000 customers within three major regions of their service area, including the Northwest Regional, Eastern Regional, and Southwest Regional water systems. This project consists of upgrading and expanding of the Northwest Regional Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which supplies water to both the Northwest Regional and Eastern Regional water systems.
The treatment process upgrade will include the addition of softening technology via reverse osmosis membrane treatment and expansion of treatment capacity to meet current and future water demands providing 12 million gallons of softened water per day.
- Adds softened water, which may reduce monthly softening expenses for consumers
- Expands treatment plant capacity to meet current and future water demands
- Increases water system redundancy and operational flexibility
Impacts to Customers
Beginning in spring 2022, residents will experience some localized construction traffic near the Northwest Regional WTP. Construction noise will be limited to normal operating hours.
It is a matter of personal preference. Current water is at 27 grains of hardness. Water from the upgraded plant is estimated to be 10 grains. You can continue using your softener to treat further if desired.
Currently, our water plant capacity is 9.5 million gallons per day. The plant will be upgraded to treat up to 12 million gallons per day.
No, water delivered to houses will be gradually transitioned to the softened water in accordance to our corrosion control plan and will require no action by the customers.