With equipment dating back to as far as 1936, the Kankakee Regional Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) WWTP underwent a major, four-phased, $58 million renovation over the span of 6 years.  New regulation requirements prompted the upgrades, but, ironically, a digester explosion during the design phase sped up the process to receive state funding so the project could continue moving forward.

Committed to becoming a net-zero energy facility that balances the needs of both the community and environment, the Agency is already realizing significant annual savings for electricity and natural gas, and produces more than 100 percent of the plant’s electricity during low energy periods. Click here for the full article featured in the April edition of Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) magazine.