EPA Honors AWWU Project With WATERS Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 recognized AWWU's Ship Creek Water Treatment Facility Heat Exchanger project with a 2017 WATERS Award. The WATERS program acknowledges outstanding projects, and the desire to share information with other communities about ways to utilize funding from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund that help water systems maintain or return to compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. In addition, WATERS Award Projects meet one or more of the acronym elements of WATERS, which are:
The award was accepted Feb. 6, 2018, at AWWU Headquarters by Todd Carroll, PE, AWWU Civil Engineer and Project Manager.
The Heat Exchanger project provides substantial energy savings, water conservation and environmental benefits. The project, the first-ever completed by a United States municipal water system, draws enough excess heat from Municipal Light & Power's plant to warm 27 million gallons of water every hour. The project is anticipated to save approximately $1.9 million per year for water customers by reducing the need to heat colder water, thus lowering customer water heating costs. Warmer water should also reduce the number of winter waterline breaks. Read more from the EPA here.
Ship Creek Water Treatment Facility Heat ExchangerLead Design Firm/Civil/Structural Engineer: R&M Consultants Inc.
General Contractor: Frawner Corp.
MEP Engineer: EDC Inc.
Metal Fabrication: Precision Maintenance and Fabrication Inc.