• Evoqua to Provide Wastewater Treatment at NAS Jacksonville0

    Evoqua Water Technologies will provide wastewater treatment services to Naval Air Station Jacksonville under a five-year contract the Navy awarded the firm earlier this month. The firm will provide system design, installation and custom services that will treat inorganic and metal compounds in the installation’s industrial wastewater using its wastewater ion exchange technology, according to a press release. Under the contract, Evoqua will help the air station meet requirements for federal agencies to reduce potable and industrial water usage mandated by an executive order. The firm’s wastewater ion exchange technology is designed to reduce hexavalent chromium and remove cyanide from wastewater streams. The final stage of the wastewater treatment project will rely on an advanced oxidation process to recycle and reuse process water in the facility’s paint stripping area. Evoqua was awarded the contract due to the Navy’s need for consistently high water quality, according to the release. Evoqua plans to expand this project to the nearby Naval Station Mayport and other naval installations across the country.

  • Air Force Signs Deal to Privatize Water, Wastewater Systems at Vandenberg AFB0

    A $299 million, 50-year contract the Air Force has signed to privatize water distribution and wastewater collection at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., is expected to save about 1.1 billion gallons of water over the contract’s lifespan. In the first three years of the contract, American Water Operations and Maintenance, a private utility company based in Voorhees, N.J., plans to invest about $11 million in Vandenberg’s water systems. “Maintaining utility systems is no longer a core competency of the Air Force,” said Rick Weston, head of the AFCEC Utilities Privatization program management office. “Private industry does it day in and day out, so they can normally do it cheaper than we can …

  • Joint Use Wastewater Treatment Plant Supports Ellsworth AFB0

    A $23 million wastewater treatment plant financed by the state is up and running in west central South Dakota and helping sustain growth at Ellsworth Air Force Base. The plant, which opened last month, is the product of a collaboration among the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, the city of Box Elder and Ellsworth. Both the base and Box Elder needed additional wastewater treatment capacity, a requirement which the development authority was uniquely positioned to address …