A look inside the city water plant


April 11, 2022

Nathan Price

Shown at right, is the first process currently being used to clean New Rockford's drinking water, called "lime softening." This process softens the water by removing hard metals such as iron and manganese.

As work on the water treatment plant continues, Water Plant Manager, Rick Swenson, took the time to provide a tour of the facility for the Transcript.

Swenson explained that many of the plant's upgrades are designed to provide New Rockford residents with cleaner, better tasting water, along with modernizing old pipes, structures and processes that have existed for decades.

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