According to their website, the Seminole County Water Division pumps, treats, and delivers drinking water to almost 39,511 residential and commercial accounts through 592 miles of water mains in unincorporated Seminole County. The six water treatment plants produce a maximum capacity of 46.036 million gallons of water per day. That seems like what any water district should be doing, just substituting different numbers depending on the size and population of the area.
But what's involved in maintaining water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes uninterrupted?
Recently Seminole County Water Division purchased an EZ Rig Crane to help in the maintenance of their facilities. They will be using the crane in their 2 wastewater plants, 5 drinking water plants and 3 Reclaim Water Irrigation facilities. They will be using this small portable crane to pull and replace motors, pumps and blowers.
The Ez Rig Crane is specifically designed to lift or lower different weighted loads, up to 2400 pounds, into and from unique, hard-to-reach locations. With its 8” durable locking caster wheels and adjustable boom, up to 16 feet, the EZ Rig Crane can reach up to 20 feet which is the ideal tool for water districts. The mini crane can roll through a standard 3 foot doorway and fit into most standard sized elevators. The unit is also equipped with 130 foot steel cable making it easy to lift machinery that is stowed below ground.
"Providing our customers with safe, high quality drinking water is our highest priority", said Water Division officials. "At the other end of the water system, wastewater treatment plants clean the wastewater and recycle it as reclaimed water for irrigation.
The wastewater is filtered, then treated before it is sent out as Public Access reclaimed water for irrigation purposes even including a car wash. With an average daily flow of about 3 million gallons a day, this helps us conserve the potable water for drinking purposes."
Making sure each of the facilities is working at full capacity, with the help of the EZ Rig Crane and the dedicated workers of the department ensures residents of Seminole County having clean drinking water now and into the future.