Combined Heat & Power Improvements

The  Downers Grove Sanitary District hired Baxter & Woodman to implement energy efficiency and electrical generation improvements at the District’s 11 MGD Wastewater Treatment Center (WWTC) to achieve the ultimate goal of energy neutrality. As a step toward this goal, the District pursued a combined heat and power (CHP) improvements...


WWTP Aerobic Digester Blower Replacement

Aeration  System Energy Audit Baxter & Woodman assisted the City of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in conducting an activated sludge energy audit to determine potential energy savings through various improvements to aeration system equipment and operations. The study consisted of site visits to the facility, interviewing operators and staff regarding operations and...


Geothermal Heating System

In 2012, the Fox River Water Reclamation District decided to build a new Administration & Laboratory Building to serve the entire District. The new building was built at the West Plant site. Baxter & Woodman assisted with the design of a geothermal system for the new building. The term “geothermal” has historically...


Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

The Paddock Lake, Wisconsin wastewater treatment plant could not reliably meet effluent requirements, lacked system redundancy/reliability, and could not support additional growth within the Village. The facility was both hydraulically and organically overloaded. The facilities planning report was prepared to address the current and future needs at the wastewater treatment...


Wastewater Treatment Plant Aeration System Improvements

According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, water and wastewater facilities account for up to 35% of municipal energy usage. Aeration systems are notorious for high energy costs due to the large equipment size and inherent inefficiencies of the process. Typical wastewater treatment plants’ activated sludge aeration systems account for about...