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allocations to  the  regional  facility.   Permit  application has been submitted.  lnterlocal  
agreements with the towns are in final negotiation. 

 

Stakeholder  engagement - demonstration for energy conservation, Community  wide 
partnerships, Partnered with Envision Charlotte to provide aggregate water consumption  for  
22  buildings  in  the  central  business district through the use of advanced metering 
infrastructure.  Participate as a member of City Wide work teams - Environmental Cabinet and 
internal sustainable practices 'committee. .  Partnership with the University of North Carolina at 
Charlotte for over 15 years. In the past three years, 23 college and high school interns (through 
Mayors Youth Employment Program) have been hired and given key  projects  to  work  on,  
such  as fuel  analysis, productivity studies, water quality  projects, biosolids projects  and 
process mapping, which help ensure the sustainability of Charlotte Water 

 

Maintain rain gardens at the McDowell WWTP - 23 Rain Gardens established and maintained 
on the plant site to manage Stormwater  on-site.    Best Management  Practices as identified   
through  a  public  stakeholder  process  involving  the town of Huntersville 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., energy efficiency standard operating procedures; 
board/executive management energy efficiency policy, including quantitative goals developed 
and shared with stakeholders)  

 

Energy audit/benchmarking conducted to identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements  

 

‘Energy teams’ established and individuals empowered within the utility for energy efficiency 
activities (e.g., an “energy advocate” or “energy champion”)   

 

Energy management-related training provided to plant staff 

 

Utilization of energy conserving operational methods (e.g., optimization of primary 
sedimentation to reduce utilization of pure oxygen) 
 

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Energy efficiency evaluated for all equipment purchases and capital projects 

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Conduct and participate  in research activities 

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Utilization of energy conserving equipment wherever possible 

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Relocation and realignment  of operation centers decreased miles driven by 344,849 from 
FY2013 to FY2014. 

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Billing cycle realignment  led to an average 16% reduction in meter reading route distance per 
cycle. 

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A combined heat and power engine generator set is being installed at the largest resource 
recovery facility.  The 

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CHP system is designed to produce 15% to 20% of the electrical energy needed at the plant. 

Performance Measures & Results 

 

Improvements and upgrades to treatment plants that result in more reliability and energy 
efficiency: $20 Million  Improvement  to  the Sugar Creek WWTP (20 MGD) that  will  provide  
more  energy  efficient   equipment   (i.e.  high efficiency  blowers,  hydraulic  improvements,  
and improved chemical feed  systems with  corresponding  instrumentation to optimize process 
control).   These improvements  are expected to reduce GHG by up to 21%. $40 Million