Water samples

Water samples taken at the LayneOx pilot treatment plant.

Water samples taken at the LayneOx pilot treatment plant on the first day of operation indicated that the filter being looked at for West Point’s water treatment plant may be the solution to the city's water quality issue.

The vial at left is the city’s untreated water. The vial beside it is distilled water, and the other three vials were water from three LayneOx filters in the pilot treatment plant.

The water in each vial is colored, not clear. The colors come after the reaction to chemicals that are added to determine levels of manganese and iron. The yellow water is what should be seen after proper filtration. See related story in this week's West Point News.