TECWAR® TACTICAL WATER PURIFICATION
SYSTEMS APPROVED BY STATE OF VA FOR TREATING TACTICAL WATER PURIFICATION WASTE STREAMS AT THE FORSCOM LOGISTICS TRAINING SITE – SALTWATER ANNEX LOCATED AT FT. STORY, VA.
Fluid Filtration System (MMFFS™) treats Reverse Osmosis Water
Purification Unit (ROWPU) Waste Streams at base 6.2 miles from
ALLENTOWN, PA - TerraGroup Corporation,
designer and manufacturer of TECWAR® Tactical Water Purification
Systems, has received approval for its tactical wastewater treatment
system from the state of Virginia to treat wastewater generated by
military water purification training operations at FT. Story, Virginia.
When most people are thirsty, they go to their
sink or reach for a bottle to quench their thirst. When the US Military
gets thirsty, it goes to the nearest river, lake or ocean for a drink.
On the battlefield, Military operations need supplies and there is
nothing more important than keeping soldiers supplied with purified
water. The Military accomplishes this by using specially designed
and constructed mobile Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU).
These “mobile water purifiers” can go almost anywhere
and produce potable water from almost any source.
Soldiers who operate and maintain the ROWPUs,
and who distribute water to the soldiers in the field, train initially
at FT. Lee, Virginia, and receive enhanced military occupational
skills training at FT. Story, Virginia. An additional “tactical
scenario” training site is also planned for FT Pickett, Virginia.
Because the ROWPU must get close to the source water, the training
is performed in environmentally sensitive areas: ocean beach, lake,
river, or stream side. Through the course of learning ROWPU operation
and maintenance procedures, wastewater is generated through backwashing
multi-media filters and cleaning of the reverse osmosis membrane
elements. Product water (raw water that has been purified) must also
be treated before discharging because of high levels of chlorine
that is added to prevent recontamination by various types of microorganisms.
These “tactical wastewaters” would
normally have to be hauled out by tanker truck to a state approved
location for discharge, usually to a wastewater treatment plant.
This is not a cost effective or asset efficient solution. By utilizing
the MMFFS™ to treat the wastewater on site, a substantial cost
savings is realized and there is no need to utilize other assets
for back hauling the wastewater.
With this important development, soldiers can
now train on ROWPU operations and maintenance procedures while maintaining
a high state of readiness and preparedness and preserving high level
of environmental stewardship with no adverse environmental impact.
ABOUT THE MMFFS™
The MMFFS™ is a tactical water treatment
and purification system designed by TerraGroup Corporation. The system
was designed to fit in a standard M105 US Army trailer and is towable
by 2.5 or 5 ton truck. It’s totally self-contained, needing
only diesel fuel or gasoline, depending on the model. It can be operational
in 30 minutes and is operated and maintained by one person with no
special tools and minimal instruction. The MMFFS™ can be configured
for different flow rates and flow patterns from 50 gallons per minute
(GPM) to 150 GPM. The capabilities of the MMFFS™ include treating
ROWPU wastewater streams, pre-treating NBC contaminated water to
protect downstream components and equipment; decontamination runoff
resulting from mass causality incidents, highly chlorinated water,
grey water from showers and laundry systems and water that has been
contaminated with POL (petroleum-oils-lubricants). Major components
of the MMFFS™ can be recycled and be reconstituted and returned
to service with little or no waste. The MMFFS™ is protected
by 3 US patents and trademarks.
ABOUT TERRAGROUP CORPORATION
TerraGroup Corporation has focused entirely on
the design, engineering and manufacturing of patented water purification
systems and water storage and distribution products that specifically
address military field applications, potable water for disasters,
emergency water supply and NBC decontamination. All of the TECWAR® systems
are highly mobile, self-contained, modular and scalable. They are
designed for rapid response, remote locations and expeditionary teams.
Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania the
company continues its work in improving and developing water purification
products for military field applications, environmental defense,
homeland security and disaster relief. For more information on TECWAR® Tactical
Water Purification Systems, send email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.