Hopewell Water Renewal hosts ribbon cutting for new wastewater facility

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Recently completed renovation includes addition of World Water Works’ treatment technology

HOPEWELL — Hopewell Water Renewal (HWR), formerly Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, recently completed construction of its new facility, with the addition of a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) and Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) system. The new facility has been designed to handle the future flows and loads anticipated for 2040.

A ribbon cutting for the new facility was hosted by HWR on July 10.

The city of Hopewell called for proposals for the new facility and ultimately selected World Water Works Inc. to install its’ MBBR-DAF.

“It has been a privilege to be a part of this project with the two selected technologies being core to our process offering,” said Daniel Dair, vice president of innovation at World Water Works. “We look forward to seeing the technology operational.”

HWR discharges to the James River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. In order to protect the health of the Bay, nutrient reduction requirements have been imposed upon point and non-point source discharges. With HWR’s unique combination of industrial and domestic wastewaters, several pilot treatment technologies have been studied with World Water Works’ Ideal MBBR-DAF™, chosen as the most reliable treatment technology.

“HWR began studying nutrient reduction treatment technologies in 1996. Finally selecting and installing World Water Works technology has been 20 years in the making. We are excited to do our part to “Save the Bay,” said Jeanie Grandstaff, director of city of Hopewell Water Renewal.

“The process combination selected will allow HWR to meet the ever-advancing water treatment requirements that will go into effect later next year,” said Dair. “The goal of the updated permit limitations is to create better water quality for wildlife and recreational use in the Chesapeake Bay.”

World Water Works Inc. helps industrial and municipal customers find wastewater treatment solutions that deliver clean water, perform better, recover resources and save money. The company has offices located throughout the US and India, with fully integrated in-house manufacturing capabilities at its headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK. For more information about the company, visit www.worldwaterworks.com.

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