The Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility invites you
to top off the conference with a local field trip Wednesday
evening to visit the Eklutna Water Treatment Facility and
Ship Creek Energy Recovery Station and see the new innovation
in place and being developed to optimize the water treatment
and energy costs for the utility operations.
At Eklutna folks will see:
- State of the Art conventional, gravity flow water treatment
- Raw water energy recovery turbine
- Advanced, Utility-wide SCADA system for operation of the
entire AWWU system (five water and wastewater treatment
plants and over 100 remote facilities including pump
stations, water reservoirs, and high production water wells)
At the Ship Creek Energy Recovery Station folks will see:
- Large diameter water transmission mains and associated
pressure reducing valves
- High pressure water pumps to reverse flow in our Eklutna
Water Pipeline (allows us to pump water north to Eklutna
during plant shutdowns)
- Large capacity heat exchangers for the new high efficiency
electric power generation facility. These heat exchangers
provide heat dissipation for power plant cooling and add
heat to our water system, helping prevent frozen water lines/services
and reducing water heating costs to consumers. Also incorporated
into the high efficiency power plant is inlet air cooling
using AWWU water to lower air temperatures for the gas turbines,
greatly increasing their efficiency.
The group will have some brown-bag (sandwiches, chips) and
assortment of water and juices for the trip (provided by GW
Personal vehicles will be used and rides will be worked out
prior to leaving.
The group will meet in the hotel lobby directly following
the last session of the conference.
5:00 - 5:50: Hilton to Eklutna WTF (meet in conference hotel
5:50 - 7:00: Eklutna Plant tour
7:00 - 7:25: Eklutna WTF to Ship Creek ERS
7:25 - 7: 50: Ship Creek ERS/HX
7:50 - 8:30: Return to Sheraton, downtown Anchorage
J. Brett Jokela, P.E.
Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility