NEW Water - The brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District - 2018 Annual Report - Page 14

The Science of Water
NEW Water’s laboratory analyzes wastewater and solid samples for our
customers using state-of-the-art equipment and following approved
methodology. Data generated from NEW Water’s laboratory is used
to monitor the treatment plant’s effectiveness, generate bills to our
customers, ensure compliance with our Sewer Use Ordinance, and
evaluate the environmental health of the Fox River and lower Green Bay.
The NEW Water laboratory is certified by the State of Wisconsin and
follows all guidelines set forth in the Wisconsin Laboratory Certification
& Registration Program (NR 149).
In 2018, NEW Water analyzed the amount of gold that came through the
facility: 2,788 troy ounces, the equivalent of $3 million at the time. While
current technology does not exist to extract this in an economically
feasible way, resource recovery remains on the horizon for NEW Water.
Photos clockwise from top left: Scott Dequaine (Lab Analyst I); Holly
Blazer (Analytical Chemist); Ashley Clark (Lab Analyst I); Heidi Beyer (Lab
Analyst II); Ben Chojnacki (Lab Analyst I); Casey Shaw (Lab Analyst II).


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