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March 22, 2017

How Nutrient Recovery Systems Offer Municipalities a Win-Win


What if the owners of municipalities could simultaneously help the environment and create a revenue stream that could offset costs?

Nutrient recovery systems allow owners to do just that. In this blog, we'll use a recent Haskell project, the Opequon Water Reclamation Facility in Winchester, Virginia, to highlight the benefits of a nutrient recovery system.

Frederick-Winchester Service Authority (FWSA) Needs Cost-Effective Solution

In order to provide benefits to taxpayers, the Frederick-Winchester Service Authority (FWSA) needed to leverage project cost savings to cover its debt service. As a result, FWSA selected Haskell to deliver infrastructure improvements at the Opequon Water Reclamation Facility to stabilize rates for its customers and promote economic development in the Winchester, Frederick-County area.

One Plant’s Trash is Another Plant’s Treasure

Phosphorous causes algae growth and reduces dissolved oxygen in waterways. It is also a rare element that is an essential ingredient for fertilizer and crop production. With this insight, the Haskell team commissioned an Ostara© Phosphorous recovery system that collects the majority of the phosphorous from the solids dewatering filtrate waste stream.

Want to learn how you can utilize a nutrient recovery system in your facility? Contact Haskell wastewater expert, Bryan Bedell by email,

Haskell delivers $2± billion annually in Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Consulting solutions to assure certainty of outcome for complex capital projects worldwide. Haskell is a global, fully integrated, single-source design-build and EPC firm with over 2,200 highly specialized, in-house design, construction and administrative professionals across industrial and commercial markets. With 20+ office locations around the globe, Haskell is a trusted partner for global and emerging clients.

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