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Westlands Water District, California

Project: Selenium Mitigation
Client: Westlands Water District
Size: 5.3 Acres
Duration: 1 Year
Funding: $111,000

Services Provided:

  • Scoping & Planning
  • Data Development
  • Economic Study
  • Design
  • Permitting
  • Financing
  • Construction Management
  • Construction
  • Utilization
  • Instrumentation
  • Monitoring
  • Adaptive Management
  • Evaluation

Additional Information
Concept Presentation


Project Overview

Westlands is the largest water district in California , and has tens of thousands of acres of drainage-impaired land. Selenium content in their drain water has forced Westlands to disable drains on a number of acres, and agriculture production is thus impaired. Agrarian has constructed a prototype scale selenium removal project at Westlands, which is designed to handle up to 400 acre-feet of water annually.

Agrarian designed, constructed, and is supervising the operation of this project, which has the potential to provide a cost-effective method of removing enough selenium from drain water to allow Westlands to discharge it in an environmentally safe manner.

Arial view Wetlands

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