Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District (Horizon City, Texas)
The Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District is located in El Paso County, the most western county in Texas. The city is home to a rapidly growing population of 19,000 people, up from 5000 at the 2000 Census.
The wastewater is discharged through the Neptune Benson UV into the Mesa Spur Drain, which then eventually flows into the Rio Grande River. The system is comprised of 4 UV chambers each containing efficient 800 watt lamps, configured in a non-symmetric arrangement. Each chamber has an automatic wiper that keeps the optical path free from fouling, and the water leaves the UV chamber thru the exit nozzle that has a chamfer designed to avoid high velocities that are typically associated with a 90 degree elbow.
Commenting on the UV performance, Adrian Rosas, P.E. of TRE & Associates, LLC, the Design Engineer for the project stated:
“We have been very pleased with the performance of the ETS-UV system by Neptune Benson. The system has been in use for almost 3 years with no component failures. Everything works extremely well.”
These units incorporate a number of valuable features that were critical for the success of the project. These features included the low headloss characteristics through the units that allowed installation in an existing piping system, the enclosed system meant the units could be installed at ground level while preserving the total dynamic head in the piping, and the unique chamber design provides very efficient UV dosage. Automatic wipers are great to keep the quartz sleeves clean. The access hatch allows the operators to easily take care of any needed maintenance. The operators like it very much.”
Commenting on the installation, ETS-UV President Jon McClean added:
“These systems use advanced power efficient 800 watt amalgam lamps. It is pleasing to see the operators finding value in the features of our Neptune Benson UV systems. This family of UV systems has been validated in accordance with the NWRI (2012) guidelines and we see a lot of interest now from water reclamation facilities that want to use an advanced closed vessel system”
February 24, 2015
"Everything works extremely well" Read more.
February 13, 2015
Achieving reliable disinfection is critical Read more.
January 28, 2015
Design advantages recognized Read more.
January 15, 2015
This acquisition is a key add to Neptune Benson’s superior filtration and disinfection product lines further promoting the Neptune Benson commitment to bring the most energy efficient, sustainable products to market. Read more.
January 6, 2015
This is a growing trend. We see wastewater operators keen to automate their plants and less willing to use equipment that requires a lot of man-machine intervention. Read more.
December 16, 2014
December 3, 2014
UV works so effectively by disrupting the DNA of the HRM or Ascospores, and preventing typical cell function such as germination, replication or assimilation of food. Unlike the Pasteurization process, UV is a flow thru process, and the product is treated in line and with significantly less energy than is required by the slower pasteurization process. Read more.
November 7, 2014
Neptune Benson’s Defender® aquatic filtration system has been chosen to treat Aquamagica’s water to become the cleanest, clearest, safest, water available anywhere. Read more.
October 15, 2014
Neptune Benson’s ETS Ultraviolet Disinfection systems treat pipeline testing water eliminating biocides. Read more.
September 10, 2014
Neptune Benson’s ETS Ultraviolet Disinfection systems treat the City of Berea, Ohio’s drinking water Read more.
July 25, 2014
The efficiency of the ETS-UV system makes it ideal for water reuse applications. Read more.
July 23, 2014
Neptune Benson is proud to announce the City of Antioch Waterpark is maximizing water savings by using the Defender®. Read more.
July 10, 2014
Neptune Benson can make your pool and spa your most valuable asset while enhancing your guest’s experience and putting money in your pocket. Retrofit or new construction. Read more.
June 23, 2014
Neptune Benson’s ETS-UV Disinfection system addresses space constraints by utilizing a concrete vault underground. Read more.
May 30, 2014
Neptune Benson can show you how to make your pool and spa your most valuable asset while enhancing your guest’s experience and putting money in your pocket. Retrofit or new construction. Read more.
May 19, 2014
Defender® Regenerative Media Filtration system cleans the newly reconditioned pools at Canowindra for the highest quality pool water. Read more.
May 6, 2014
Neptune Benson is proud to announce Kalahari has chosen their Defender® Regenerative Media Filter and ETS-Ultraviolet Disinfection systems to filter and sanitize the water of Kalahari’s newest waterpark in the Poconos. Read more.
April 30, 2014
The CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code includes recommendations for validated UV on all pools designed for children under the age of five and all therapy pools. Read more.
March 25, 2014
Ian Coombes Ltd brings Neptune Benson’s Defender® aquatic filtration system treats to the OLYMPIC; the Defender® now described as the industry standard for the cleanest, safest, water available anywhere. Read more.
March 14, 2014
Neptune Benson’s Defender® aquatic filtration system has been chosen to treat Adlab’s water to become the cleanest, clearest, safest, water available anywhere. Read more.
March 7, 2014
This partnership further builds upon Neptune Benson’s strategic initiative to supply and support Defender® filtration system, ETS ultraviolet disinfection sytems and related aquatic components. Read more.
February 13, 2014
When the Neptune-Benson’s Defender® Regenerative Media System was turned on at Wet’n’ Wild Waterpark, what a difference a day made. Read more.
February 5, 2014
La Viva Waterpark chose Defender® aquatic filtration systems for state of the art filtration maximizing water and power savings as well as the safest, cleanest water in the industry. Read more.
January 30, 2014
Neptune-Benson is proud to supply the aquatic filtration system to help further the resort’s commitment to save water and energy. Read more.
January 21, 2014
Municipality is bringing state of the art water to waterpark. Read more.
December 10, 2013
Rodi brings deep experience in the water treatment markets to Neptune-Benson Read more.
December 6, 2013
BRI Metal Works will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Neptune-Benson continuing to expertly manufacturer the Defender® aquatic filtration system. Read more.
October 17, 2013
Stephen P. Votta is appointed as International Sales Director of Neptune-Benson’s aquatics division. Read more.
October 1, 2013
Neptune-Benson is proud to supply the aquatic filtration system for the NYAD48 in Herald Square NYC October 8-10, 2013 Read more.
September 16, 2013
David Monk is promoted to Director of International Sales of Neptune-Benson’s aquatics division. Read more.
September 10, 2013
Mr. Hamel will assist the team with aquatic sales for our Neptune-Benson, Engineered Treatment Systems and Lawson Aquatics product lines. Read more.
August 26, 2013
Michael Low has been appointed ETS Aquatic Regional Manager for the Western region of North America. Read more.
August 13, 2013
This project further builds upon Neptune-Benson’s success in Korea, this will be the eighth Defender® installation in the region. Read more.
August 8, 2013
Neptune-Benson replaces eighteen conventional sand filters with just two Defender Regenerative Media Filters substantially reducing the footprint, reducing water consumption, energy and chemical consumption by more than half. Read more.
July 23, 2013
July 10, 2013
US Swim School members now have access to the leading pool filtering, UV technologies and aquatic components. Read more.
July 10, 2013
The Neptune-Benson Defender filter and Lawson Aquatics grating products are proud suppliers Read more.
June 18, 2013
Neptune-Benson Continues to Position for Future Growth by Strengthening the Management Team Read more.
June 1, 2013
Neptune-Benson Continues to Strengthen for Future Growth Read more.
March 15, 2012
This award winning Defender regenerative media filter has been seleted for inclusion on 2 new attractions at China's world renowned Chimelong Water Park. Read more.