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PA-AWWA and NJ-AWWA Young Professionals jointly host a facility tour of New Jersey American Water’s Delran Regional Water Treatment Plant in Delran, New Jersey

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On Friday, November 18, 2016, the young professionals committees of the Pennsylvania AWWA and New Jersey AWWA jointly hosted a facility tour of New Jersey American Water’s Delran Regional Water Treatment Plant in Delran, New Jersey. Over 20 young professionals attended and were provided a detailed overview of the treatment process.

The Delran Regional WTP, which was originally put into service in April of 1996, treats a combination of groundwater and surface water withdrawn from the Delaware River. The plant delivers over 40 million gallons of treated water per day to customers within 24 public water systems in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties at transmission distances of over 60 miles from the plant.

The tour guided attendees through the plant’s treatment process, starting in the control room, where the plant and distribution system are managed and monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by plant operational staff members. From there, attendees were given a glimpse of the laboratory areas, where sampling and compliance monitoring activities occur as well as some of American Water’s most cutting edge water treatment research.

The tour continued through the treatment process which includes pre-oxidation through the use of ozone, clarification via superpulsator clarifiers, and filtration through multi-media granular activated carbon filters. The plant also houses on-site emergency standby generators capable of providing power for the entire plant during a service outage.

After leaving the plant, tour-goers convened at a local restaurant for a happy hour networking event hosted by the YP committees.

If you are interested in attending a future YP Committee event, have an idea for a future event or would like to assist in planning a future event please contact the following committee chairs.

If you are interested in attending a future YP event, have an idea for a future event, or would like to assist in planning a future event please contact the following committee chairs:

PA-AWWA YP Committee Chair and Vice Chair
Micah Blate

mblate@hazenandsawyer.com

Ralph R. Wawrzyniakowski Ralph.Wawrzyniakowski@amwater.com
 
NJ-AWWA YP Committee Co-Chairs
Jordan Spitzer-London

Jordan.spitzerlondon@amwater.com

Brian Van Nortwick

BVanNortwick@H2m.com

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