Water Shortage Reuse For FireWater

This mine has limited access to potable water and has safety requirements needs to maintain a certain level of water stored on-site for fire suppression. Clearflow was engaged to assist in looking for alternatives for recycling on-site water which could be used instead of potable water for fire suppression.

This mine has limited access to potable water and has safety requirements needs to maintain a certain level of water stored on-site for fire suppression. Clearflow was engaged to assist in looking for alternatives for recycling on-site water which could be used instead of potable water for fire suppression.

A suitable water source was found and the samples were tested to determine the optimum Water Lynx product and process to use for removing the solids. Clearflow’s Patented PR5 System(link to a page?) and WL 360 and WL494 Clearflow Blocks would be the best and most cost-effective methods for treatment.

With Clearflow’s solution in place the mine was able to:


  • Treat up to 250 gallons (0.94 cubic meters) per minute


  • Eliminate the use of potable water for fire suppression


  • Recycle almost 90% of the water from the equipment wash bays


  • Ensure that they no longer have the opportunity to run out of potable water to maintain fire suppressant storage


  • Save thousands of dollars in hauling water in the event of low supply


  • No longer need to shut off secondary areas of the plant from potable water to ensure supply for fire suppression water.

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