Nutrient Management Facility, Alexandria, VA
Owned by Alexandria Renew Enterprises and was designed by CH2M
"The Nutrient Management Facility located in Alexandria, VA has been awarded the 2017 Sustainable Project of the Year by the Sustainability Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers National Capital Section. The project is owned by Alexandria Renew Enterprises and was designed by CH2M.
The Nutrient Management Facility includes 18 million gallons in tank capacity with associated pumps, chemical analysis equipment, and an extensive odor control system. It also includes a lit, regulation athletic field located on top of the process tanks, created as a community amenity.
The NMF stores partially treated wastewater to provide a buffer for nutrient loadings. This allows the plant to continue to maximize productivity with existing assets. The grey alternative would be to build many more process tankage to deal with peaks. The NMF reliably achieves stringent/ state-of-the-art nutrient discharge limits for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Accepting this award, on behalf of AlexRenew and CH2M is Rich Voigt. Mr. Voigt is a Principal Project Manager with CH2M’s Water Business group in the Herndon, Virginia, office. He has worked his entire 22-year career with CH2M, leading teams in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of municipal wastewater and water projects.
During the past 9 years, Mr. Voigt has provided continual project management for planning, design, and construction phase services to Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew). He was the Project Manager for AlexRenew’s Long Range Planning effort and the Program Manager for AlexRenew’s $131 million State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade Program at their Water Resource Recovery Facility, located in Alexandria, Virginia.