West County Wastewater to break ground on ‘Clean & Green Project’

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West County Wastewater to break ground on ‘Clean & Green Project’
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By Kathy Chouteau

West County Wastewater (WCW) will host a Clean & Green Project groundbreaking ceremony Thurs., April 27 from 2-3 p.m. in Richmond to celebrate the start of an endeavor that aims to produce millions in savings and a massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

At the groundbreaking ceremony—which will take place at WCW, 2377 Garden Tract Road in Richmond—the company’s General Manager Andrew Clough and Senior Project Manager Keith Reynolds will offer brief remarks, while light refreshments will be served.

The planned construction of the wide-ranging energy, infrastructure and process improvement project will see WCW and ENGIE team up on “what will be a best-practice model for sustainable water treatment,” per WCW. The project is expected to generate $83 million in savings and a 93 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions.

The company said the Clean & Green Project will encompass building a solar PV system, LED lighting upgrades, electric vehicle charging stations and wastewater treatment process improvements to generate electricity and recover Class A biosolids.

WCW advises attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony wear sensible shoes for an outdoor environment with uneven surfaces. For more info on WCW, click here.