On behalf of the Town of Sharon, EP is conducting a drinking water pilot treatability study at Wellfield 2. This source has a history of elevated iron and manganese concentrations that limited its capacity in recent years.
The goal of the pilot study is to identify a preferred technology for iron and manganese removal upstream of PFAS treatment for a future water treatment plant. This future treatment facility will allow the Town to utilize the full capacity of Wellfield 2 without sacrificing water quality.
In early December, Blueleaf Inc. delivered a biological filtration trailer, and the biological iron filters are already beginning to remove iron from the raw water. As the pilot study ramps up over the next several months, EP and Blueleaf will be studying multiple treatment techniques simultaneously and expect to expand the pilot study to evaluate nitrate removal.