Today is another day of status quo. Newport’s Water Treatment Plant hybrid is continuing to meet the city’s current water demand. Water is being provided to all residential, commercial, and industrial users.
Both mobile units are operational, but there are issues with the consistency of readings from the turbidimeters in the mobile units. Turbidimeters are the instruments that measure the quality of the treated water. Staff hoped to be producing water from the mobile units today to send to the system, but that will be delayed until the turbidimeters are calibrated correctly.
Now that water demands are being met through the main plant, staff is focusing on determining the source of the filter plugging issues, and preparing to use the mobile units when the membrane filters are taken offline for inspection, cleaning, or replacement.
Since the city’s water production is meeting demand, these updates will be sent weekly, beginning today, unless there is significant news to report. Please let us know if you have questions.