On Wednesday, May 8, the executive leadership from the four largest local jurisdictions gathered at the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments (MWCOG) to celebrate a watershed moment – pun intended – in regional cooperation: the signing of the Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) for the operation of the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. The parties
Take a look at the short video below. I am speaking about the extraordinary team that we have assembled to plan, research, assess and then design the world’s largest, and North America’s first, thermo-hydrolysis system to turn the solid material we remove from the wastewater at Blue Plains into heat, power, and a clean fertilizer.
DC Water broke ground today on $1.4 billion in environmental improvements, to generate renewable energy and clean the Chesapeake Bay. News Release D.C. Wastewater Treatment Plant to Make Electricity from Waste (WAMU-FM, 05/17/2011) DC Water to become area’s largest green energy producer (NewsChannel 8, 05/17/2011)
Here’s a great new video explaining the wastewater treatment process. It was shot at Blue Plains. Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades from Chesapeake Bay Program on Vimeo.