Dubuque Resource Recovery Facility Keeps It Sustainable

An Iowa city’s $38 million facility renovation includes combined heat and power, biosolids reuse, effluent heat recovery, water-saving landscaping, and more.
Dubuque Resource Recovery Facility Keeps It Sustainable
The renovation of the Dubuque Water & Resource Recovery Center included a new administration and laboratory building with a heating and cooling system that uses effluent heat recovery.

When leaders in the Iowa city of Dubuque began seeking proposals for a wastewater treatment plant upgrade, they made one thing clear.

“The RFP clearly stated that the facility must meet the city’s sustainability principles,” says Jonathan Brown, plant manager of what is now...

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