The City of Grand Island’s municipal water system is supplied primarily from its Platte River Well Field. This well field is comprised of 21 wells and a pumping station. Recent testing for State regulatory requirements has indicated composite uranium levels to be approaching the Maximum Containment Level (MCL) established by the EPA. Testing of individual wells for uranium has indicated some wells exceed this MCL. To allow use of these wells during high water system demand periods, additional piping was installed in 2009 for blending with lower uranium concentration wells, keeping our water supplied to the City below the MCL. As a proactive measure, in case uranium levels cannot be controlled below the new MCL by well blending, the Utilities Department completed a detailed investigation to determine uranium removal methods and evaluate those best suited for the Grand Island system. In 2011 the City of Grand Island contracted with WRT (Water Remediation Technologies) to provide equipment and services to remove Uranium from wells at the Platte River Well Field. Pictures of the installation of additional piping by the City Water shop, and Construction of the facility, scheduled to be placed in service summer of 2012.
To view Pictures of the installation of additional piping by the City Water shop, and Construction of the facility, scheduled to be placed in service summer of 2012.click on this link: Uranium Site Photos.