Well No. 3 – Bristol, WI
Size: 750 gallons per minute
The Town of Bristol has seen rapid development over the past 5 years and expects this growth to continue. Because of this growth, the Town decided to add a third well to its water system.
The well consists of a 1,500-foot- deep sandstone well hole capable of producing a minimum of 750 gallons per minute (gpm).
In order to meet a compressed project schedule, the above ground facilities were designed during well drilling using water quality data from a nearby deep well. When drilling was complete, water quality analysis confirmed initial assumptions that iron and radium removal would be needed.
The treatment facilities included a pressurized iron filter and addition of hydrous manganese oxide for radium removal; tablet chlorination; backwash detention; and standby power. The architectural design addresses stringent building setback requirements and compatibility with the architecture of a nearby condominium development.