The Town of Davie Utilities Department has two drinking water treatment plants, with a total treatment capacity of 10.0 million gallons a day (MGD). The first water treatment plant is conventional Lime Softening with Anion Exchange for color removal. This plant draws water from the shallow Biscayne Aquifer. The second water treatment plant is a state of the art Reverse Osmosis facility that was commissioned in 2014. This facility withdraws water from the deep Floridan Aquifer.
Both plants operate under specific permits and general guidelines for Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agency (FDEP) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water standards. Both facilities are operated by Florida licensed Water Treatment Plant Operators that work 24 hours / 7 days a week to ensure the continuous treatment to protect public health and safety.
The Town of Davie Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant obtains its ground water from the Floridan Aquifer, a deep underground geologic formation where water is stored. Water is pumped from the wells to the water treatment facility, where reverse osmosis membranes remove high concentration of salts and other contaminants. The water is then aerated, disinfected with sodium hypochlorite, fluoridated and transmitted into a common distribution system (see schematic below).
The Town of Davie System III Water Treatment Plant obtains its ground water from the Biscayne Aquifer, a shallow underground geologic formation where water is stored. Water is pumped from the wells to two water treatment facilities, which aerate, soften, filter, disinfect with sodium hypochlorite and fluoridate water from the wells and transmit treated water into a common distribution system (See schematic below).