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Construction costs of traditional water treatment plants

Traditional surface water treatment process comprises of flocculation, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection.

 Ultra filtration (UF) is applied in some new water treatment plants, but UF system is still more expensive than traditional water treatment process.

Certain ground water can achieve drinking water quality just after disinfected. Such ground water treatment plants will be much cheaper for simplied process.

Water treatment plant running cost
Water treatment plant near the river
Unit construction cost of traditional filter water treatment plants
Design water treatment capacity Unit cost
m3/d US$ / (m3/d)
3,785 572
7,570 432
18,925 297
37,850 224
75,700 169
189,250 116
378,500 88
Note: The data is converted from US Environmental Protection Agency survey data (1999).

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