Indian River County Florida
 
Space
spacer
spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer
spacer
Find It
spacer spacer
spacer
spacer
Reverse Osmosis
spacer

Presentation

Indian River County Utilities uses the finest filtration system known called reverse osmosis. This process allows the removal of particles as small as ions from a solution. Reverse osmosis is used to purify water and remove salts and other impurities in order to improve the color, taste or properties of the fluid. It can be used to purify fluids such as ethanol and glycol, while rejecting other ions and contaminants from passing. The most common use for reverse osmosis is purifying water. It is used to produce water that meets the most demanding specifications that are currently in place.

Reverse osmosis uses a membrane that is semi-permeable, allowing the fluid that is being purified to pass through it, while rejecting the contaminants that remain. The process of reverse osmosis requires a driving force to push the fluid through the membrane, and the most common force is pressure from a pump. The higher the pressure, the larger the driving force. It is capable of rejecting bacteria, salts, sugars, proteins, particles, dyes, and other constituents.

The Safe Drinking Water Act passed by Congress in 1974 required the Environment Protection Agency to set standards to protect the safety of drinking water. Since 1974, amendments and regulations have banned the use of lead in new plumbing and repairs and reduced permissible lead levels in drinking water. Indian River County Utilities complies with these regulations and standards for lead, copper and other substances.

You are welcome to Tour our Reverse Osmosis Water Plant and see this process in action. Please feel free to call our South County Plant at 770-5068 to set up a tour for yourself or a group.

spacer