Municipal Groundwater Treatment and Remediation Systems

Groundwater Treatment Remediation Systems


Maintaining fresh, clean water is a vital aspect of keeping communities and individuals healthy. There are several factors that may cause water quality to decline in a municipal system.

When problems in a water supply occur, AOS Treatment Solutions can offer innovative and flexible groundwater treatment solutions. We have specialized in water treatment since 1999 and, through meticulous testing procedures and the development of optimum municipal water treatment programs, we can provide a range of groundwater treatment services and solutions to municipalities.

Addressing a Variety of Groundwater Problems

There are several issues that can cause complications in municipal water supplies. Harmful pathogens, extensive corrosion, and excessive amounts of iron and manganese are all problems that can occur in a public water supply.

  • Pathogens and Biofilm — Pathogens are anything that has the potential to cause disease. In the water supply, pathogens primarily consist of bacteria, viruses and sometimes fungi.  Biofilm is most common in systems using chloramines for disinfection.  It can cause taste and odor problems as well as making it difficult to maintain a chlorine residual.
  • Corrosion — According to Scientific American, corrosive water in pipes can contribute to lead, cadmium and copper getting into the drinking water. Crumbling infrastructure may also contribute to corrosion problems.
  • Iron and Manganese — These elements are particularly common in southeastern Texas. Iron and manganese can contribute to unpleasant tastes and odors, discoloration, and in some cases may promote the growth of bacteria.
  • Miscellaneous — These types of problems can include nitrification and scale formation as well as discoloration of the water.

Rehabilitation for Groundwater

When contaminants have found their way into our water systems, it is a problem that needs a quick, reliable solution. There are different methods for treating groundwater that can remove the harmful substances. These methods fall into three general categories: biological, chemical and physical.

Biological Methods

Biological groundwater rehabilitation methods use organics, such as microorganisms, organic matter and (in some cases) plants to clean contaminated water. Biological filtration is an affordable water treatment plant system that relies on natural bacteria in the water. These bacteria convert and remove contaminants from the water in this easy-to-use, natural rehab method that requires little power usage.

Bioaugmentation, bioventing and biosparging all use biological material to breakdown industrial waste water and chemicals that may be present.

Chemical Methods

Using a chemical method for groundwater rehabilitation can take longer and may be more costly than other methods. Chemical rehab is useful on some materials, however, that other methods cannot treat. Many of the average 16,000 chemical spills occurring in the U.S. every year can pose a serious threat to groundwater sources. Using chemicals to clean up chemical contaminants is one way to fight this problem.

Some examples of chemical rehabilitation methods are carbon absorption, chemical precipitation, ion exchange and oxidation.

Physical Methods

Treatment methods that fall under this umbrella are usually the most basic of the groundwater rehabilitation methods. One example is air sparging, or using air to strip water clean.

The most common physical method is pump and treat. This technique does exactly what its name says: physically removing water from the ground and treating it with biological or chemical means.


Providing a Wide Range of Groundwater Treatment Solutions

AOS Treatment Solutions conducts specific tests and meticulously analyzes each water problem in order to implement the most effective treatment solution.

  • Iron and Manganese Control — Polyphosphate is used to sequester soluble iron and manganese to prevent the oxidation that causes discolored water.  Phosphate treatments are tailored to each water source to provide the maximum benefit at the lowest effective dosage.
  • Corrosion Control — Corrosion control can be managed through many different treatments.  The water characteristics can be changed through pH and alkalinity adjustments, protective scale formations, or through the use of phosphate treatments.  The cause and severity of the potential corrosion helps determine the most effective treatment.
  • Disinfection — Disinfection involves preventing and removing biofilm and pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, which may cause serious illness and disease. Either chlorine gas or liquid sodium hypochlorite (bleach) are often used in the disinfection process.
  • Miscellaneous Treatment — Miscellaneous treatments may include chloramines, scale inhibitors, blended phosphates, and pH adjustments.

Experienced Groundwater Remediation & Treatment

AOS Treatment Solutions has the experience and knowledge to treat groundwater and surface water while providing a wide range of treatment solutions. We understand how to effectively treat the specific problems in each particular water supply. AOS Treatment Solutions will collect water samples and provide extensive tests using the best equipment and testing methods available.

Contact AOS Treatment Solutions for successful and cost-effective groundwater treatment solutions.


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