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Evoqua Selected by City of Bakersfield, CA to Help City Continue to Provide Clean Drinking Water

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:00 am EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. & PITTSBURGH--Evoqua Water Technologies has been selected by the City of Bakersfield, CA to help the city continue to provide clean drinking water to its residents. Evoqua will provide 42 granular activated carbon (GAC) vessel systems to the City at a total value of $7.8 million. The vessels will be connected to the city’s existing drinking water wells in order to remove TCP, allowing the city to continue to deliver clean drinking water to its residents.

TCP is now a regulated synthetic organic contaminant in the state of California and it has been identified as a cancer-causing compound. Soil fumigants, containing TCP as an impurity, were widely used in the agricultural area surrounding Bakersfield, the country’s 52nd most populous city. Exposure to TCP in water can occur through drinking, cooking, and inhaling water vapor.

This upgrade to 30 of the city’s 64 wells will allow removal of TCP to a level which complies with the recently adopted California Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 parts-per-trillion.

For more information on Evoqua’s GAC Systems, visit www.evoqua.com/activatedcarbon .

About Evoqua Water Technologies

Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission critical water and wastewater treatment solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products, services and expertise to support industrial, municipal and recreational customers who value water. Evoqua has worked to protect water, the environment and its employees for more than 100 years, earning a reputation for quality, safety and reliability around the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company operates in more than 150 locations across nine countries. Serving more than 38,000 customers and 200,000 installations worldwide, our employees are united by a common purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life®.


DESOTEC, founded in 1990, is the leading European provider of mobile filtration solutions through a unique and circular service concept, which helps protect the planet by enabling clean water, air, and soil. DESOTEC's customer base is constantly growing thanks to a strong focus on 24/7 service and a commitment to design and deliver the best solution in close dialogue with the customer. Through in-depth expertise of industrial applications and continuous investment in mobile filters, reactivation capacity and well-positioned hubs, DESOTEC ensures that the industry can meet the increasing regulations for a better and cleaner environment. Private equity funds managed by Blackstone acquired DESOTEC in 2021. Further information is available at www.desotec.com.

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