CWEA Member, Logan Olds, General Manger of Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA), featured in August issue of Municipal Sewer & Water magazine.
“Gilbert and I are believers in operational efficiency,” says Olds. “In the summer of 2008, we had built two new digesters and were planning to decommission three smaller digesters. We reasoned that when you buy a new car, you don’t just drive the old one off a cliff. Based on our anaerobic digestion capacity using conventional active sludge, if we planned carefully, we could retrofit those digesters to generate enough power to become energy neutral.”
Check out the full story which includes great images and a video tour of the Victorville (California) wastewater treatment facility to learn more about the day-to-day work inside the plant.