MRO Magazine

Water plant keeps taps flowing


July 26, 2008
By PEM Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS, MN-Water-treatment plants are part of any community’s critical infrastructure. Residents expect water to be available every time they turn the tap, even during local utility power outages. A large regional water-treatment plant near the shores of Lake Michigan wanted to ensure that water would continue flowing to more than 200,000 residents even if the electric utility failed, so it installed a standby power system to prevent service interruptions.