Wastewater Plant Operators Conserve Water, Money

Early last year, Arizona American Reclamation Facility Wastewater Operations Manager Doug Griffith challenged his team to look for ways to save water within the company’s odor scrubber operations.

Early last year, Arizona American Reclamation Facility Wastewater Operations Manager Doug Griffith challenged his team to look for ways to save water within the company’s odor scrubber operations. At the time the scrubbers where using a combined 25 to 30 gallons per minute, equating to 36,000 to 43,000 gallons per day of potable softened water. This accounted for approximately 80 percent of the facility’s monthly water consumption and because the facility is located in the desert, water is probably the most precious and sought after resource.

Water and wastewater utilities rely on a growing amount of data to support regulatory reporting, improve decision making and help identify cost saving opportunities. However, that data can be meaningless unless it is organized for usefulness, translated into actionable information, and presented in an understandable format.

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