Process and Water Co. Supplies Advanced Water Purification System for Troop Quarters at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Process and Water Company, a leading manufacturer and designer of advanced water purification, filtration and chemical treatment systems, today announced that it developed and supplied a unique, rooftop rainwater reclamation and reuse system to the U.S. Marine Corps for its Bachelor Enlisted Quarters at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

The innovative and environmentally-friendly system contributed to the facility earning a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Process and Water worked closely on the system’s design and deployment with Haskell, a top integrated design-build firm and project lead for the new facility, and its subcontractors.

The Process and Water system ‘harvests’ rainwater by collecting it from the roofs of each of the facility’s building and centrally storing it. After it is collected, the water is sent through a storm filter that removes organic debris such as fallen leaves, and then transferred into a 10,000-gallon underground storage tank. After the tank reaches capacity, any additional rainwater is handled by an overflow system that is tied into the project’s storm drain system. The system pumps the previously filtered rainwater through a specialized micron filter subsystem, and then sends it to a 500-gallon day tank. There, another pump constantly cycles the water through a UV sterilization system which yields bacteria-free water. The twice filtered and UV-sterilized water is utilized to flush toilets and for a variety of other non-potable uses throughout the facility. The Process and Water rainwater harvesting system has helped the facility to reduce its water use by 40% compared to a building with traditional water systems.

A key factor in Haskell’s selection of Process and Water to design and build this system was the company’s expertise in sustainable water systems. “Our R&D team is highly focused on staying at the leading edge of technologies that avoid wasting valuable and naturally occurring sources of water,” said Tom Belmont, CEO of Process and Water Company. “Our system sidesteps the storm drains, and instead diverts enormous amounts of ‘free’ water through an efficient purification processes, reclaiming it for a variety of non-potable uses. As a company, we’re also proud to provide a system that helps support the U.S. Military.”