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July 25th WAEE Luncheon at the Appleton Water Treatment Facility

  • 25 Jul 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
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 July 25th Event 

Appleton Water Treatment Facility

Event Re-cap
Could this be the world's biggest Brita®?

It's certainly not your mother's water filter!

This is the Appleton Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

It was the 1999 First Place National Award Winner from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

**** Event Summary ****

City of Appleton, Wisconsin reduces

water treatment costs by $1,000,000 per year!

WAEE Chapter Meeting:

On July 25, Masters’ Academy was pleased to attend the Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE), monthly chapter meeting held at Appleton’s Water Treatment center.  The City of Appleton’s Director of Utilities, Chris Shaw, provided the chapter with an overview of their new Ultraviolet (UV) water treatment system, followed by a tour of the water treatment center.

The UV Water Treatment Project:

Appleton’s UV project is a great example of how this technology can be used to improve overall water quality while simultaneously reducing the operating costs associated with labor, materials, and energy. It is worth noting that water quality went from 99.9% parasite deactivation to 99.9999%, making this a true win-win for Appleton and those cities serviced by this water utility.

Cost Savings:

The City of Appleton invested approximately $5,000,000 into this project and is now saving more than a $1,000,000 / year (see chart below).  That’s a 20% simple return on investment. Pretty Impressive!


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