Two distinct groups of professionals from around the world will be touring solid waste and wastewater treatment facilities in Atlantic County on Tuesday, May 21. Both groups are making the trip to the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) to get a firsthand look at how ACUA has positioned itself as an environmental leader by utilizing innovative practices for waste management; incorporating the production and use of renewable energy and alternative fuel vehicles in its practices.
Tuesday’s guests include the International Business Coop Center, a delegation of Solid Waste Professionals from Russia and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Both groups will be touring the ACUA’s Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township and ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility in Atlantic City on Tuesday, May 21.
WHO: The International Business Coop Center is hosting a delegation of Solid Waste Professionals from Russia. The group will be traveling to Atlantic County following a conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The International Institute of Municipal Clerks is offering the tour of ACUA’s facilities to a select group of thirty municipal officials from countries including the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa.
The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) provides wastewater and solid waste management for residents of Atlantic County, New Jersey. ACUA’s solid waste facilities are located within its Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, and include a landfill, single stream processing facility, transfer station, compost facility, state-of-the-art vehicle wash facility and CNG fueling station. The facility is also host to a 5.4 MW landfill gas to energy project, which provides 100 percent of the electricity needed to power its solid waste facilities. ACUA operates a 40 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility in Atlantic City, NJ, which is home to both a 500 kW solar array and 7.5 MW wind farm. Renewable energy generated onsite provides 60 percent of the electricity needed to power the wastewater treatment facility.
WHAT: The ACUA offers tours to a variety of groups from kindergarten classes to international professionals. Each visit offers an opportunity to share information and experiences regarding renewable energy and waste management. ACUA offers access to their facility and the innovative projects that have enabled the ACUA to reduce emissions while saving money.
WHERE: ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility, 1801 Absecon Blvd, in Atlantic City and the Haneman Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Twp. NJ 08234.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
International Business Coop Center: 10 am at the Wastewater Facility, 1801 Absecon Blvd. Atlantic City and 11: 15 am at the Haneman Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Twp.
International Institute of Municipal Clerks: 2:15 pm at the Wastewater Facility, 1801 Absecon Blvd. Atlantic City, 3:15 pm at the Haneman Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Twp.
WHY: ACUA is an environmental leader and utilizes innovative practices for waste management; incorporating the production and use of renewable energy and alternative fuel vehicles in its practices.