World Water Works system employed at Emporia Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 17, 2017
Kansas wastewater treatment plant boosts treatment capacity with new system. 
Emporia WWTP will employ new technology to enhance their treatment capacity. Photo: City of Emporia.

OKLAHOMA CITY, MAY 17, 2017 -- World Water Works Inc., a manufacturer of specialized advanced wastewater treatment solutions, has been selected to implement their Ideal IFAS™ (integrated fixed-film activated sludge) technology at the Emporia Wastewater Treatment Plant in Emporia, Kansas. The plant currently treats an average of 4 million gallons of wastewater per day (MGD) and the new technology will allow the plant to treat at a max month flow rate of 5.4 MGD.

"We are looking forward to enhancing the services of the Emporia Wastewater Treatment Plant," said Greg Parks, vice president of sales at World Water Works. "As one of the world's leaders in proving MBBR and IFAS systems, we're excited to partner with Burns & McDonnell, CAS Constructors and the City of Emporia, KS to deliver a successful project which will address the wastewater treatment needs of the community for decades to come."

The plant currently has a conventional activated sludge system. World Water Works is working with Kansas City engineering firm Burns & McDonnell after being selected as the technology supplier to aid in the upgrade of the existing wastewater treatment system in order to increase overall wastewater capacity and monitor nutrient limits. Prior to discharging the water into the Cottonwood River, a large amount of the solid and dissolved organic pollutants are removed, and the level of ammonia in the wastewaster is reduced to near zero.

World Water Works specializes in developing, designing and manufacturing highly efficient process and wastewater treatment solutions. Through their products and technologies, the company has successfully provided multiple municipalities with treatment solutions to achieve clean water, resource recovery and yield the highest water quality. The design for the Emporia Wastewater Treatment Plant is being finalized, and the system is expected to be operational within the next year.

About World Water Works Inc.
World Water Works is a leading manufacturer of specialized process and wastewater treatment technologies. With a focus on cost effective performance, flexibility, and durability, the company partners with clients to identify and create the most appropriate water treatment solutions. Since its founding in 1998, the company's technology has cleaned more than 15 trillion gallons of water, facilitated the reuse of more than 2.5 trillion gallons and recovered millions of pounds of resources. For more information, visit