Salem’s Drinking Water More Resilient w/ Ozone and Increased Capacity

Willamette Wake Up

Salem's Drinking Water More Resilient w/ Ozone and Increased Capacity

Show Notes

Brian Martin, Salem's Chief Engineer, recaps the algae bloom event in 2018, how the city responded to the event and how it found a long term solution for a more resilient drinking water supply.  Martin talks about the new ozone treatment system (coming online Sept. 2021) to manage a variety of toxins that may challenge drinking water in the future, in part, due to a warming planet.  The city is also creating more capacity with new ground water wells.


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