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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
June 2, 2017  
 
Contact: Tim Nyander
Utilities Director
Utilities Services Division
479-575-8390
tnyander@fayetteville-ar.gov
 

City to Celebrate First-Of-Its-Kind Wastewater Disinfection System Installation
 
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville invites the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the complete installation of the BlueInGreen HyDOZ Disinfection System at the Paul R. Noland Wastewater Treatment Facility (1400 N. Foxhunter Road) on Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and tours of the facility will be offered.
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The City of Fayetteville contracted CH2M in 1987 to manage the City’s wastewater facilities. This 30-year old public-private partnership is a leader in the sustainable environmental policy sector – with many municipalities looking to recreate what is achieved in Fayetteville.
 
In the summer of 2012, the City and CH2M began evaluating disinfection alternatives to upgrade the current wastewater treatment system, as well as address the removal of emerging contaminants of concern (ECC). The treatment facility, which included primary clarification, activated sludge, secondary clarification, and sand filtration, chose to pilot a project using HyDOZ, an ozone disinfection system from BlueInGreen. An early finding of the project was that the system used less energy than the existing UV system. Final results from the pilot revealed that HyDOZ reduced nearly twice as many contaminants as the previous UV system and removed over half of the contaminants to below detection limits. Due to the pilot program’s success in producing positive results, the City and CH2M selected BlueInGreen to provide a full installation of its HyDOZ system. Fayetteville’s full system installation is the first of its kind globally at a wastewater treatment facility.
 
BlueInGreen was co-founded in 2004 by two University of Arkansas professors and VIC Technology Venture Development. The company is located in the University of Arkansas’s Research and Technology Park. BlueInGreen’s systems provides solutions to improve water quality and reduce treatment costs.
 
To learn more about the City’s innovative wastewater treatment services, visit this webpage.

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