In 2014, a cross-county plan to improve the water quality in the Albany Pool section of the Hudson River, a $400,000 incentive from the State of New York, and an innovative technology caused the area to decide to disinfect their water again. The Rensselaer County Sewer District water treatment facility is designed to treat 24 million gallons per day (MGD), peaking at 63.5 million gallons at certain times of the year.
The Rensselaer County Sewer District installed a Wedeco Duron UV disinfection system to achieve its disinfecting goals. With 216 UV lamps, the Duron product is a 45-degree inclined ultraviolet open channel system, eliminating the need for chemical disinfection. The new inclined design utilizes the latest 600-watt Ecoray® lamp technology, which combines reduced replacement components with minimized energy and footprint requirements.