Early this month Sustainable Water hosted a tour at the Emory WaterHub as part of the EcoDistricts Summit. More than 30 people arrived to take a behind the scenes look at what has become a model for sustainable water and wastewater management within the city of Atlanta. Known as the first decentralized ecological water reclamation system in the U.S., the tour focused on the resiliency that decentralized wastewater systems can offer to bulk water consumers. Resiliency, cost savings, and sustainability were themes that resonated throughout the audience and examples of how the WaterHub has achieved these goals were presented. The tour also highlighted the innovative technologies that make the WaterHub a unique wastewater treatment system perfectly adapted to today’s thriving urban environment. At the conclusion of the tour, attendees were divided into groups and a lively roundtable discussion ensued on the practicality and the steps necessary to institute such a strategy on a large-scale.
If you would like to take a tour of the facility or speak with us at our next conference, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. From all of us at Sustainable Water, have a fun and safe Halloween!