waste-waterBaseline Engineering has completed the master planning, design, engineering, funding, and construction documents for a 600-gallons-per-minute water treatment plant.

Baseline Engineering is ready to break ground on a project the firm has been working on since 2007 to remove arsenic and uranium from Benkelman, Nebraska’s drinking water. The town has a population of about 1,000 people, according to the 2000 census.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently lowered the arsenic standard for drinking water to 10 parts per billion and the uranium standard to 30 parts per billion. As the compliance deadline passed, many small community water systems went out of compliance. Benkelman is a classic case of a water system that met the old standards, but couldn’t meet the new ones. Read the rest of the article, “New Treatment Plant to Remove Arsenic, Uranium from Benkelman Water”.