City of Gautier

City of Gautier

Location: Gautier, MS

The city of Gautier is located in Jackson County along the Gulf of Mexico west of Pascagoula. Residents of Gautier were experiencing a brown tint in their water and had voiced concerns about the color and slight odor. This brown coloring is caused by the natural occurrence of organic compounds in the water. This issue had been a city concern for nearly three decades. The city and their engineer sought help from Tonka Water when looking for a new system to address color. After extensive piloting, an innovative approach combining filtration and ion exchange was chosen for affordability and because the system was environmentally friendly. This new system contains the newest technology in water filtration and is the first Organix™ system in the state of Mississippi.

The water treatment facility consists of a OptaCell Plus™ pressure filter system and a Tonka Water Organix™ system using anion exchange media for color removal.

The OptaCell Plus™ filters are designed with isolated cell compartments above and below the underdrain with a total of four individual filter cells. This unique filter cell design allows for an individual cell to be backwashed or taken completely off line while the others remain in service. Each filter cell supplied includes the Simul-Wash™ backwash system. This is a key process design that minimizes backwash waste, thus saving money.

With a highly variable raw water color, the combination of filtration followed by ion exchange allows for a flexible and dependable water treatment system.

Raw Water
Finished Water
Color28-96 CU’s<10 CU’s

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