Winter Garden, FL (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
The Water Conserv II Reclaimed Water Distribution Facility in Winter Garden, FL won the Florida Water Environment Association’s 2013 David W. York Water Reuse Award in the category for facilities that distribute over 15-million gallons a day. This award recognizes water reuse projects in Florida for their accomplishments in developing and maintaining outstanding reuse programs. The project is owned jointly by the City of Orlando and Orange County.
Water Conserv II is the largest facility of its kind in the world, distributing 30 million gallons of reclaimed water per day to irrigate thousands of acres of citrus groves, golf courses, tree farms, nurseries, landfills, and wholesale customers (City of Ocoee, City of Winter Garden, and Orange County Utilities) for residential irrigation, thus reducing demand on drinking water resources. Water not used for irrigation is dispersed to 64 rapid infiltration basins (RIBs) to replenish the Floridan aquifer, Florida’s primary drinking water source. The state-of-the-art facility employs 17 people and has also been recognized as a leader in safety and lost time prevention. The facility is contract-operated by Woodard & Curran Inc.
“We’re working hard every day to be a leader in our industry and operate safely,” said Glenn Burden, Operations Chief for the facility. “We’re very proud of our team.”
Woodard & Curran is a 700-person, integrated engineering, science, and operations company serving clients locally and nationwide. Visit http://www.woodardcurran.com for more information.