LOCATION: Garillis, Cyprus
SOLUTION TYPE: Brackish Water Desalination
The local groundwater in the city of Limassol’s aquifer was unfit for human consumption due to high levels of nitrate (NO3). The growing population and expanding tourist industry was placing extra pressure on the existing water supply. The Cyprus Water Development Department (WDD) awarded Nirosoft the implementation of a cost-effective solution, which would relieve the water shortage without disturbing the local population.
At the Garillis facility, the water passes through sand filters before undergoing reverse osmosis. Minerals are then added for improved taste and health. This process produces purified drinking water, along with a waste concentrate that’s discarded to the local sewage system. The result is 10 million liters of high quality drinking water a day. The quiet and ecologically friendly plant, located in the heart of a residential area in Limassol, operates without causing any disturbances whatsoever to the neighboring population.
The desalination plant is designed to treat brackish water with high nitrate levels. The treatment process is comprised of:
The Garillis desalination plant was supplied on a Build-Own-Transfer (BOT) basis for the Cyprus Water Development Department. The project was completed in record time — five months from order to completion.