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SIDESTREAM DEAMMONIFICATION PROJECT
Ground was broken in April 2018 for the Sidestream Deammonification project.  

Liquid streams, known as sidestreams, generated by the dewatering of digested sludge contain elevated nutrient concentrations. Sidestream nitrogen loads from wastewater treatment plants can account for 15-20 percent of influent nitrogen.

This project will help us meet the increasing demand for lower nutrient effluents and increasing desire to reduce operating costs such as energy, chemicals, and maintenance.
WTRRF RECEIVES UTILITY OF THE FUTURE AWARD
WEF Recognizes 61 Utilities for Exceptional Performance

September 14, 2016

Achievements, WEF Resources & Efforts

Utility of the Future Today LogoThe Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joins the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA; Washington, D.C.), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.), and the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) in celebrating 61 recipients of the inaugural Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program.

A peer committee of utility leaders selected honorees from the public and private utilities of the U.S., Canada, and Denmark. These utilities demonstrated exceptional progress and performance in the treatment of wastewater and were selected based on how closely they adopted such UOTF practices as water reuse, watershed stewardship, community partnering and engagement, and nutrient recovery. An award ceremony, held Sept. 27 during the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) in New Orleans, will recognize the selected utility honorees.

“Many utilities optimize their operations, consistently meet or exceed their regulatory requirements, and engage their employees and communities in meaningful and productive ways,” said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. “We are excited about this new opportunity to recognize the achievements of small, medium, and large forward-thinking utilities that are providing sustainable, efficient, and value-added service to their communities.”

For more information, see www.wefnet.org/utilityrecognition or contact UtilityRecognition@wef.org

UTILITY OF THE FUTURE AWARD
The Fond du Lac Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Facility, named a 2016 Utility of the Future by the Water Environment Federation, has explored a multitude of pilot and full-scale phosphorus removal technologies/chemicals in an effort to evaluate how to meet their upcoming WQBEL of 0.04 mg/L P for final effluent discharge. In addition to exploring effluent phosphorus removal, we will be constructing and installing a deammonification system in 2017 and have plans for nutrient harvesting and biosolids drying in the future.
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