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Case Study: Aria FAST Mobile Water – Wellsboro

Mobile Water Treatment Units featuring robust microfiltration membrane technology enabled drinking water compliance and the removal of boil water orders.

Case Study: Wellsboro, PA

Municipal Water Treatment – Drinking Water | North America: Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, USA


In November 2010, the Wellsboro Municipal Authority’s slow sand filtration drinking water plant began experiencing high turbidity and algae events due to elevated levels in their reservoir. As a result, their citizens received emergency notices to boil their water before use, which affected local residents and businesses alike. 


With the installation of Pall Water's Aria FAST mobile water treatment system, in conjunction with the pre-existing slow sand filters (SSF), the Wellsboro Municipal Authority was able to meet the DEP drinking water requirements, lift their boil water order, and supply citizens and businesses with safe, high-quality drinking water.


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Solution Overview

  • Robust Membranes: Easily handle high turbidity events
  • Fully Containerized: Fits within a compact footprint, minimizing installation time and costs
  • Self-Sufficient System: Requires minimal operator intervention
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Remote Access: For process review and quick response time on system alarms
  • Smart System: Access to real-time and historical data for operation analysis; assists in creating regulatory reports
  • Meets Drinking Water Requirements 


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  • The Challenge

    The Wellsboro Municipal Authority required a fast solution to restore high-quality drinking water and lift a boil water advisory. Pall Water's Aria FLEX systems was chosen to solve this challenge, and as an additional safety measurement, added an alarm management system into the control system.

  • The Solution

    Upon successful completion of a pilot test, the Aria FAST mobile water treatment system was selected. The system's robust hollow-fiber membrane filtration modules provided high quality water, easily bringing the municipality into compliance, despite high turbidity events.

  • The Results

    In addition to providing high quality water, the Authority was able to reduce the cleaning frequency of their conventional technology, significantly reducing maintenance costs. This solution minimizes capital expenditure and allows for future changes to the source water.

  • Mobile Water: Aria FAST

    Pall Water's Aria FAST mobile treatment units quickly deliver high-quality water for short- or long-term needs. Learn more about our mobile water technology today!

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Learn More About Wellsboro's Mobile Drinking Water Solution

Fast deployment of Pall Water's mobile treatment units enabled the city to list a boil water advisory and meet drinking water requirements

Mobile Water Solutions: Aria™ FAST – MF / UF Systems

Water on demand - when and where you need it

Whether you require emergency water treatment for a few days, or added capacity for a few years, our Aria FAST units provide a complete, automated membrane system. Aria FAST requires minimal labor and can be operational within hours of arrival on-site.

Pretreatment Solutions: Filters & Housings

Smart water solutions to protect what matters

Shop our wide range of consumable filters and housings today. Pall Water's pretreatment solutions perfectly accompany existing Pall systems. Discover how effective filtration can protect your membranes, your systems, and your investments.