American Water Experts To Present At WateReuse Symposium
American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, recently announced that two of its water experts will present at the 27th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Hollywood, Fla. on September 9-12.
Tom Peterson, the company’s project manager at the Fillmore Water Recycling Plant, will give a presentation titled “Innovative Energy Curtailment Strategy for Minimization of Energy Cost in a Full Scale Reuse Plant in Fillmore California.” American Water responded to Fillmore’s request to reduce energy costs at the state-of-the-art water recycling plant with a strategy that combined innovative operational techniques, including American Water’s patented NPXpress, a more affordable and sustainable method to remove nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater. Additionally, the company’s flexible plant design and thought process to capture savings from the time-of-use power tariff have resulted in up to a 20 percent reduction in power costs over the last year.
Also during the conference, Dr. Mark LeChevallier, Director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, will present "Impact of Wastewater Disinfection on Reuse Applications." The work summarizes several research projects on reuse to examine issues surrounding the effectiveness of existing regulations for disinfection of pathogens, control of waterborne pathogens and minimizing bacterial growth in reclaimed waters.
In addition, American Water, in partnership with Sand City and CDM Smith, will receive the 2012 WateReuse Project of the Year Award – Desalination Facility for the Sand City Coastal Desalination Facility in California. The facility was chosen for its continued dedication to the water reuse and desalination community, along with the collaborative efforts of all the partners that made the project such a success.
The Sand City project, which is operated by California American Water, is a 300 acre-foot per year reverse osmosis desalination facility. The system includes four brackish water feed wells, a concentrate disposal well and associated pipelines and appurtenances. The project has been in planning and development since the late 1990s as a method of providing the City with a source of potable water independent from the Monterey Peninsula supply.
Presented by the WateReuse Association and co-sponsored by the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation, the Symposium is the best place to learn about the latest innovations in water reuse and desalination. The topics will include industrial reuse, sustainability, water quality, seawater desalination, decentralized reuse, brackish water desalination, MBR systems, aquifer storage and recovery, disinfection, groundwater recharge, and engaging the public. There will also be special presentations focusing on Florida’s water supply and water quality challenges.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.
SOURCE: American Water