How We're Improving

JCW’s Integrated Plan (IP) is a way to balance capital investment to address five primary needs: 

  1. Community Growth and Redevelopment

  2. Aging Infrastructure

  3. Wet Weather Management

  4. Resource Recovery and Waste Acceptance

  5. Regulatory Compliance

 

After identifying system needs, the IP utilizes a strategic method for delivery. Most project execution methods fall within one of the following four categories: 

RENEWAL

Rehabilitating old pipes, manholes, pumping, and treatment facilities.

PLANNING

Proactively preparing for system expansion and improvement efforts needed to support continued growth and redevelopment.

REUSE

Reuse of water by cleaning so it can be returned to the environment for further use. Reusing waste byproducts to minimize environmental impacts, reduce operating costs, and more efficiently use resources.
 

IMPROVE

Identifying opportunities to improve our level of service by reducing the number of  occasional sewer overflows, building backups, and other unplanned discharges caused by major wet weather events.

 

 

Protecting Our Environment: Improve Water Quality

Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Process 

BNR replaces old technologies such as trickling filters, removing higher levels of organic matter, ammonia, nitrogen, and phosphorus to meet current and future regulatory requirements and eliminating filter flies and reducing odors. 

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Protecting Our Environment:
Efficiently Use and Protect Natural Resources

Benefits of Digestion

Recovered heat from digestion process used to heat process and building. Solids currently sent to landfills can be digested and applied to land as fertilizer. With the completion of the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility improvements the JCW goal of 100% land application will be realized.

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Serving our Customers

MINIMIZE HUMAN HEALTH AND PROPERTY IMPACTS
Maintain System

JCW is a national and regional leader in limiting sewer overflow and backups. JCW’s continually inspects, cleans, and repairs over 2,300 miles of sewer pipe and 5,800 manholes to keep our system maintained and serve our customers.

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ACHIEVE FINANCIAL BENEFITS
Long-Term Cost Savings

JCW’s Integrated Plan includes projects that achieve significant long-term cost savings for the community, such as the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility.

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Enhancing our Communities

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

Enhancing our communities by being a good neighbor, and fostering responsible growth and important development. 

JCW’s Integrated Plan includes coordination with local cities and other agencies to limit disruptions from construction when possible.  We also continue to implement improved odor control technologies into our facilities improvements:

Odor Control

Adding additional odor control technologies reduces unpleasant odors in the neighborhood, provides a safer workplace, extends equipment life. 

Treatment basin covers (seen here covering the primary clarifiers) and solids facilities contain foul air that is then routed to the odor control system which includes fans and odor canisters.

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FOSTER RESPONSIBLE GROWTH
Growing Communities

JCW’s Integrated Plan will ensure our system has the capacity to support our growing communities here in Johnson County.

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