Water Treatment Plant #3 is one of four Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department drinking water treatment plants operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It utilizes state-of-the-art membrane softening filters, which are fine plastic sheets through which pressurized water is pumped. After filtration, the water is degasified and disinfected. The membrane-softened water is then blended with filtered raw water before it is distributed to the surrounding suburban Delray and Boynton areas. The plant has the capacity to produce approximately 30 million gallons per day of drinking water, and its raw water source is the underground surficial aquifer.
Last Updated : 02/08/2007