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2015 WateReuse Innovative Project Of The Year Named
November 2, 2015

WaterHub at Emory, an ecological water reclamation treatment facility that is the first system of its kind to be installed in the United States, has been named the 2015 WateReuse Innovative Project of the Year by the WateReuse Association. The award was recently presented in Seattle at the 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium. McKim & Creed, Inc., which has an office in Norfolk, Va., served as a member of the team that planned and designed the facility.

Located on the campus of Emory University near Atlanta, the WaterHub at Emory recycles approximately 400,000 gallons of water per day, or approximately 40% of the university’s water needs, and reuses it as process make-up water in campus steam and chiller plants and for toilet flushing in selected residence halls. This reduces Emory’s intake of drinking-quality water from DeKalb County (within the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District) by as much as 146 million gallons of water annually.

“McKim & Creed is honored to have been the engineering partner in this unique and innovative design-build-own-operate venture,” said Tim Baldwin, PE, who served as McKim & Creed’s manager for this project. “The WaterHub at Emory not only supplies valuable reuse water and saves money for the university, it also serves as a versatile platform for educational and research opportunities–from process to policy.” Other partners on the DBOO team include Sustainable Water, a leading provider of water reclamation and reuse solutions, and Reeves Young, an Atlanta-based commercial contracting company.

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