Projects & Awards - August 2013

Honeywell to reduce energy costs for Puerto Rico authority

Honeywell signed an agreement to upgrade wastewater treatment plants for the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA), the largest water and wastewater utility in North America. The energy-savings program starts with $16.3 million in improvements at treatment plants in Barceloneta and Caguas and includes installing advanced process controls, new blowers and diffusers, and other high-efficiency equipment. The work is guaranteed to save $2.7 million in annual energy and operating costs. Honeywell will also provide ongoing service and maintenance. The enhancements are expected to cut energy use at the Barceloneta plant in half and the Caguas plant by 30 percent. PRASA will reduce its electricity consumption by 9.3 million kW hours annually and trim carbon dioxide emissions by 6,100 metric tons each year. The company is auditing five other PRASA sites to identify opportunities to save energy.

Texas district enters public-private partnership with Severn Trent Services

Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District (HRMUD) in El Paso County, Texas, chose Severn Trent Services to provide contract management, operations and maintenance services for its water and wastewater systems through a public-private partnership. The company will also provide meter reading, customer service and billing. HRMUD serves 9,100 customers. The district’s water treatment plant uses reverse osmosis technology and has a Superior Water System rating with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. It has a treatment capacity of 8 mgd, and the wastewater treatment plant has a capacity of 3 mgd.


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