PERC Water Corp. has taken over full operational duties of a wastewater treatment facility belonging to a Southern California city after upgrading it to meet capacity needs.
According to PERC Water, the city of Adelanto, Calif., about 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles and with about 30,000 residents, entered into a public-private partnership and upgrade plan with the water recycling facility builder and operator in 2012 that includes a seven-year operations and asset management agreement.
“PERC Water’s efforts have been able to save [Adelanto] from incurring diversion costs, brought us into good standing with the Lahontan Regional Water Board, and has allowed the city to now treat all the waste that is generated in the city,” said D. James Hart, the city manager.
PERC Water’s facility upgrades include new aeration systems and blowers to improve biological treatment and nutrient removal, two clarifiers to raise hydraulic capacity, and a headworks screen to improve operations environment and help maintain capacity in downstream components. These were done six months ahead of schedule, according to the company.
PERC also performs routine collection system cleaning, sewage spill response and cleanup, and industrial sewage pretreatment as part of its contract, according to the city of Adelanto.
The company, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., says it has designed more than 55 facilities and operates 20 of them, which are mostly in Southern California and Arizona.