Fillmore saves water and costs with innovative design and contract

Mark Strauss, president, American Water Enterprises

The Fillmore MBR unit in California

The Fillmore MBR unit in California

When a plant wins a number of regional and national awards, it must have something the rest of the world should take note of. This is the case with the Fillmore wastewater treatment plant, which picked up another award on 9 March 2011, this time a Project Merit award in the 2010 Environmental Business Journal Business Achievement Awards.

The secret is state-of-the-art technology, including an MBR plant, UV disinfection and drip irrigation, married to a form of contract that benefitted the city, the contractor and the engineer.

This article first appeared in the February/March 2011 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.

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