How We're Improving

JCW’s Integrated Plan (IP) focuses on three primary areas: 

  • Implementing projects that maintain JCW’s high level of customer service 

  • Providing important human health protections for Johnson County residents

  • Improving water quality in our streams and rivers

 

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

Reusing waste byproducts to minimize environmental impacts, reduce operating costs, and more efficiently use resources.

IMPROVE

Identifying opportunities to improve occasional sewer overflows, building backups, and other unplanned discharges caused by major wet weather events.

 

Protecting Our Environment

IMPROVE WATER QUALITY by enhancing or restoring water quality in local, regional and national waters. 
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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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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Filtration

Adding another level of filtration to the process improves water quality by removing additional small particles and phosphorus after biological treatment. The filtering process also allows for future wet-weather expansion, and the filtered effluent can be disinfected more reliably and at a lower cost.

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Nitrogen Removal

Sidestream treatment is a newer technology that removes ammonia more efficiently than in the BNR basins. By adding this sidestream treatment, the size of the BNR process can be reduced allowing for a more compact facility and reducing electrical usage which saves money and lowers carbon footprint.

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Reducing Nutrients Protects Water Quality

Nutrients can create toxic algae blooms - lowering water quality and causing damage to wildlife downstream.

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EFFICIENTLY USE AND PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES by promoting a sustainable use of resources.
Benfits 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.

Will result in realization of JCW goal of 100% land application.

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High Efficiency Motors, Equipment, and Lighting

The use of high efficiency motors, equipment and lighting, reduces power needs and promotes sustainability.

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Reuse of Materials

Maximize use of existing facilities (concrete, etc). 
Recycle plant effluent water system for non-potable uses onsite.

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Electric Tower Crane

Reduces noise and pollution during construction.

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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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