In Pennsylvania, the Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) has taken a big step on its journey toward energy and nutrient recovery from organic waste at its Clearwater Road Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF). Ongoing upgrades at the five million-gallons-per-day WWTF are part of a $12 million biosolids facility improvements program. These improvements will expand capacity and increase energy efficiency, boosting the plant’s sustainability. The Derry Township Municipal Authority’s Clearwater Road Wastewater Treatment Facility. (Source: Brown and Caldwell) Already accepting organic waste from industrial and municipal sources, and with plans to receive future additional waste streams, the DTMA has a long-term vision to recover and reuse resources, reduce landfill waste, and generate alternate revenue sources to lessen the financial burden to customers.
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