MAY: The WaterHub at Emory University
Emory University’s innovative water reclamation facility can process 400,000 gallons of raw sanitary wastewater each day using a mostly biological, hydroponically-based process that requires very little energy or chemical input. The processed wastewater, which is captured from Dekalb county sewer access points, is reused for non-potable purposes in chiller plants, steam plants and toilets on campus. The WaterHub is projected to reduce the university’s non-potable water consumption by up to 35 percent and save millions in utility expenses over a 20 year period, all while reducing the strain on the county’s overstressed sewer infrastructure.
Join us to learn more from Emory Environmental Engineer Brent Zern and Emory Director of Sustainability Initiatives Ciannat Howett.
Register early as this tour is limited to 75 guests.
The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes once a month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy, and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network, and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development.