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E-News from NEW Water (Q2 2014)

July 2, 2014

Q2 2014 The Wave Newsletter

R2E2 Gound Preparation underway 2014R2E2: ground preparation underway 

Underground utilities are currently being relocated at NEW Water's Green Bay Facility, in preparation for the 2015 construction of the Resource Recovery and Electrical Energy (R2E2) solids handling facility.  Pictured above is a 3D rendering of the new solids handling building, which will house the fluid bed incinerator.

Read the latest about R2E2


Brandon Burton - Green Bay Chamber of Commerce 2014Congratulations, Brandon! 

Congratulations to Brandon Burton, who is the first graduate of NEW Water's Youth Apprenticeship Program!  This partnership with the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce was the first of its kind in Wisconsin. 

Tip to protect our waterways: Gardening

 Algal blooms and excessive phosphorus harm our waterways – and we all can be part of the solution.  The Green Bay Press-Gazette has posted two insightful articles on gardening that nurture both land and water: "Don't be afraid to let Mother Nature rule" and "Buckwheat: An excellent summer cover crop."


Moving toward sustainability

Moving toward sustainability

Clean water facilities across the U.S. are moving toward sustainability, and NEW Water is no exception.  Executive Director Tom Sigmund helped author a report with the Environmental Protection Agency to usher in the new era.


What's under there?

Keeping track of what's under the ground is a big job - and NEW Water's service area spans 285 square miles.  A newly launched Interceptor System Master Plan will help keep tabs on these pipes - and plan for the future.

De Pere Facility - UV disinfection system

Saving energy, money, time

A new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system at the De Pere Facility is resulting in greater work efficiency, and an estimated 50% savings in energy use.  

 NEW Water sustainability initiatives.

Billing methodology Project

NEW Water is currently undergoing a Billing Methodology Development Project to review the current process, research alternatives, and recommend a framework for a new methodology.  The current methodology has been in place for more than 40 years.

News in brief

  • NEW Water has refreshed its website, using a "responsive" technology that recognizes smart devices and resizes, accordingly.  Try it out!
  • The Annual Report is now online.  Read 2013 in review.
  • In June, NEW Water hosted the 17th Biennial Seminar on Water Resources and Environmental Management, in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  Executive Director Tom Sigmund was a featured speaker; guests included academics and industry professionals from across the U.S., as well as Peru and China.

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