R2E2 Project

3-D model of interior

3-D rendering of the new solids handling building, which will house the new fluid bed incinerator.

NEW Water has dedicated itself to the collection, treatment, and reclamation of about 38 million gallons of wastewater each day. To continue to provide safe, reliable service that you expect daily, NEW Water needs to replace its solids handling system.

The three main reasons to replace the solids handling system are:

  1. Aging Infrastructure - most of the main equipment started operation in 1976. The equipment is passed its useful life and needs to be replaced. NEW Water cannot afford to run its equipment to failure because many people and businesses depend on safe, reliable, and cost-effective service.
  2. Stricter Environmental Standards - NEW Water must comply with new federal air permit standards by March 2016. Its current equipment will not meet the new standards.
  3. Increase Capacity - both incinerators operate at over 90% capacity daily in order to handle all of the wastewater demands. It has triggered the regulatory need to start facilities planning.

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NEW Water's new solids handling facility is called the Resource Recovery and Electrical Energy generation system, or R2E2. Construction launched in 2015, and the facility is expected to go online in 2018. 

The system will provide safe, reliable service to the Greater Green Bay area for years to come.

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