A Team Effort

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) achieved win-win results by offering the California Wastewater Process Optimi­zation Program (CalPOP). The city of American Canyon, located in the Napa Valley of Northern California, was a promising candidate for this utility-sponsored program that helps wastewater utilities reduce their energy usage and, in turn, helps PG&E meet growing demand with customer energy efficiency improvements.

Silver & Green

In February 2010, the Dempsey E. Benton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) added 16 million gal per day (mgd) of capacity to the water utility operated by the city of Raleigh, N.C. The project, situated on 55 acres in the neighboring town of Garner, N.C., represents a milestone in the utility’s history.

Quenching Thirst in the Valley

Utah WTP combines farsighted design rationale with advanced technologies In what has become a growing trend, the new Point of the Mountain Water Treatment Plant (POMWTP) in Draper, Utah, incorporated a multi-barrier approach to address specific disinfection issues shared by many surface water treatment facilities. The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Salt Lake & Sandy integrated a mix of complementary treatment barriers that resolve current issues while instilling the needed capabilities to adapt to changing regulatory requirements.

A Single-Source Delivery

A municipality chooses DBO method to deliver sewage treatment and water reuse optionsIn December 2008, the city of Clovis, Calif., will bring a state-of-the-art sewage treatment and water reuse facility (STWRF) online to support future development in the northwest and southeast outer reaches and northeast urban centers of this bedroom community near Fresno, Calif. The 16-acre plant site is on a former almond grove and will help offset the declining supply of groundwater needed to support anticipated planned unit developments and irrigation use in existing areas.

Small Town, High Tech

Research project gives a Wisconsin village the opportunity to implement ultraviolet (UV) disinfection of its groundwater-sourced drinking water supplyPrairie du Sac, a village of 3,400 located in southcentral Wisconsin, recently became one of the first groundwater-sourced communities in the U.S. to use UV technology to disinfect its groundwater.

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