Up With Efficiency

Two advanced treatment plants in Florida make process and facility changes that save hundreds of thousands on electricity and chemicals.
Up With Efficiency
The City of Winter Haven Wastewater Treatment Plant staff includes, from left, Carlos Brito, Plant 3 chief operator; Kim Hansell, utilities director; Terry Carver, Plant 2 chief operator; Frank O’Neal, Class B wastewater operator; Josh Best, operator trainee; Mike Graham, Class B operator; Jimmy Reddick, Class A operator; and Chris Shelton, Class C operator.

When the City of Winter Haven Utility Service Department began an aggressive cost savings program in 2012, leaders made sure the operations staff was involved. The ongoing program at the city’s two wastewater treatment plants has saved nearly $110,000 on electricity and $450,000...

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