Major $76M nitrogen removal project breaks ground at Virginia WWTP
The City of Hopewell, Va., City Manager Mark Haley and Governor Terry McAuliffe recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Phase-2 Nitrogen Removal Improvements project at the Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, March 18, 2015 -- On Friday, March 6, The City of Hopewell, Va., City Manager Mark Haley and Governor Terry McAuliffe hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Phase-2 Nitrogen Removal Improvements project at the Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (HRWTF).
The $76-million project is expected to increase treatment capacity from 27 million gallons per day (MGD) to 46 MGD as well as reduce nitrogen contained in its discharge, ultimately helping protect the James River, a primary tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. Further, the endeavor will help maintain important jobs provided by local industries in Virginia.
As part of upgrades, the World Water Works, Inc. (WWW), a designer and manufacturer of wastewater treatment solutions, is providing its advanced Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) coupled to a high-rate dissolved air flotation (DAF) system -- theIdeal MBBR-DAF™ -- to help HRWTF meet new, more stringent nitrogen limits.
WWW attended the groundbreaking ceremony, along with state and local officials and plant management staff, including director Jeanie Grandstaff, deputy director Matt Ellinghaus and operations manager Harold Walker.
HRWTF is a secondary wastewater treatment plant that currently treats combined wastewater from local industries and domestic sources. The HRWTW project was developed under a public-private partnership between the City of Hopewell and the team of WWW, HDR Engineering, PC Construction, and Heyward Inc. It is expected to be completed in 2016.
About World Water Works
World Water Works is a manufacturer of specialized process and wastewater treatment technologies. With a focus on cost-effective performance, flexibility and durability, the company works alongside clients to create the most appropriate treatment solutions. Since its founding in 1998, its technology has cleaned more than 13 trillion gallons of water, facilitated the reuse of more than 2 trillion gallons and recovered millions of pounds of resources. For more information, visit www.WorldWaterWorks.com.