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To fund the project, the department plans to go through the state to apply for a 20-year loan with an interest rate of about 2%.
“We have a lot of work to do; it’s not going to be an easy chore,” Tincu said. “Beavercreek is my hometown, and this has been a complaint since I’ve been in the industry. It’s a great opportunity for me to help fix it.”
Choosing between two main softening systems, the Sanitary Engineering Department decided to use a membrane filtration method of softening instead of a process that relies on lime. Membrane filtration uses a tightly wound wrap that has very small pores that filter out contaminants like metal and other impurities.
“Miamisburg just upgraded to the system (and) Huber Heights — It’s kind of the newest trend in water treatment upgrades,” Tincu said.
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Once completed and the department is ready to flip the switch, the plant will be able to deliver 12 million gallons per day, versus the current 9 million gallon per day capacity. Full-scale upgrades to existing infrastructure will be planned, as well as a new membrane building will be built at the plant.
Tincu hopes that once the project is completed, Greene County homes will be able to phase out in-home softeners all together, saving homeowners upwards of $150 per year.
“I’ve been in the business 22 years, in and around the Dayton-area. Every time I talk to somebody, they say ‘Will you do something about Beavercreek’s water?’ And now the opportunity is in front of me.”
The department plans to educate customers on what to expect and what to do about one year before the new system is ready to operate.