ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recognized the District of Colombia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) with its Award for Excellence in Innovation Tuesday afternoon for its Biosolids Program, which will cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically, produce more energy and create higher quality biosolids — all combining to save millions of dollars annually when the facility begins operating in 2014, according to a press release.
This new WERF award recognizes organizations that have made improvements to wastewater and stormwater collection, storage or treatment operations, facilities or processes by applying WERF research.
DC Water is one of two organizations to receive the award in its inaugural year.
“This project resulted from long-term and extensive collaboration between WERF, DC Water, academia and the wastewater industry to discover and develop new, key information and even new analytical methods,” said DC Water Assistant General Manager Walter Bailey. “DC Water is unique in its long-term research programs, and that is what allows us to be at the forefront of wastewater technology deployment.”