Plant Profile

 

The Plant Profile is monthly article about a water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, water reclamation facility, water resource recovery facility or desalination plant. Each article features the history of the plant, its treatment process, recent upgrades and the future of the facility. Want to see your facility featured here? Submit your plant for consideration!

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Nov 3 2016
It’s not just Hobbits who are flocking to the Auckland, New Zealand, area—the city’s population is estimated to increase by at least 500,000 to 2…
Oct 3 2016
The town of Elburn, Ill., (population: 5,700) is notable for being the last stop on the Union Pacific West line of northeast Illinois’ commuter rail…
Sep 2 2016
Since it was first established 60 years ago, the Midwest City, Okla., Water Resources Recovery Facility (WRRF) has regularly adopted new technology…
Aug 2 2016
Holidays, hot chocolate, snow-covered landscapes, gingerbread—there are many reasons to love winter. But cold temperatures also can throw a wrench in…
Jul 1 2016
Name: South Fork Water Treatment Plant Location: Nanaimo, B.C., Canada Size: 30 mgd Infrastructure: Coarse and fine screens, flocculation tanks, GE…
May 4 2016
The Evanston Water Treatment Plant and the city of Evanston, Ill., are like love and marriage in the Frank Sinatra song: You can’t have one without…
Mar 29 2016
Located in southeastern Wisconsin, the Kenosha Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) supplies water to almost 110,000 people. It utilizes a pioneering…
Mar 2 2016
Located southeast of Denver, the Parker (Colo.) Water and Sanitation District’s (PWSD) Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility supplies drinking…
Feb 10 2016
Many municipalities use lime to treat their water, but the Lime Reclamation Facility in Dayton, Ohio, is one of a kind. For almost 60 years, it has…
Jan 11 2016
The village of Skokie is a suburb of Chicago located just north of the city. It has a population of approximately 65,000 in an area of just more than…
Nov 6 2015
For the past two decades, Forsyth County, Ga., has grown at a staggering rate—its population has more than quadrupled since 1990. It is located just…
Oct 1 2015
Treatment plants by nature are service facilities, built to turn waste into something that can be safely returned to the natural environment or…
Sep 11 2015
Owned and operated by the Metro­poli­tan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) encompasses a 260-…
Jul 30 2015
The Bargersville, Ind., water utility serves approximately 30,000 people in central Indiana. The original water treatment plant was built in the…
Jul 7 2015
The Fairfield Municipal Authority (FMA) provides water and sewer services to the borough of Fairfield and two portions of Hamiltonban Township in…
May 4 2015
In the middle of Anaheim, Calif.’s scenic Anaheim Hills neighborhood is the August T. Lenain Water Treatment Plant (WTP). With its stucco walls, tile…
Apr 2 2015
The village of Roxana, located in southeastern Illinois just east of downtown St. Louis, is home to the 350,000-barrel-per-day ConocoPhilips oil…
Mar 3 2015
Situated across the Potomac River from the city of Alexandria, Va., is the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, which holds the title of…
Feb 9 2015
Located along the eastern coast of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Grand River, Grand Haven, Mich., is the seat of Ottawa County and has a…
Jan 15 2015
Dickinson, N.D., has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. since the state’s oil boom. This population growth has changed the city’s…
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