NEW Water Annual Report 2016 - Page 14

Resource Recovery and
Electrical Energy (R2E2)
Construction of NEW Water’s new solids handling facility, R2E2, was in full swing
in 2016.
Panels for the anaerobic digester walls were poured and constructed to the tune
of 42 panels, each weighing 80,000 pounds. The new solids building was enclosed
before winter arrived so construction could continue inside. An underground
tunnel was constructed to connect the digesters to the solids facility; major
equipment including a dryer, centrifuges, incinerator, and biogas engines, were
set in place. Reactors were installed for struvite harvesting. A roadway to
accommodate receiving high-strength waste was constructed.
The project ushers in a new era of resource recovery and community sustainability,
resulting in saved energy, reduced costs, and enhanced environmental
stewardship. This allows NEW Water to continue providing the nonstop service
the community has come to expect. The facility is slated to go online in 2018.
R2E2 Project Coordinator Craig Lawniczak and Treatment Manager Bruce
Bartel, with anaerobic digesters under construction behind them.


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