CWEA Member, Logan Olds, General Manger of Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA), featured in August issue of Municipal Sewer & Water magazine.

“Gilbert and I are believers in operational efficiency,” says Olds. “In the summer of 2008, we had built two new digesters and were planning to decommission three smaller digesters. We reasoned that when you buy a new car, you don’t just drive the old one off a cliff. Based on our anaerobic digestion capacity using conventional active sludge, if we planned carefully, we could retrofit those digesters to generate enough power to become energy neutral.”

Check out the full story which includes great images and a video tour of the Victorville (California) wastewater treatment facility to learn more about the day-to-day work inside the plant.

VVWRA at Dawn

VVWRA at Dawn

Blower Building at Dawn

Blower Building at Dawn

Digesters & Headworks

Digesters & Headworks

Digesters

Digesters

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VVWRA Plant of the Year Inspection
CWEA representatives from the City of Redding: (L-R) Marty Wayne, Josh Kelner and Dennis McBride with Gilbert Perez, Director of Operations at VVWRA.

Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) has been nominated for “2009 Plant of the Year, Medium Size, 5 – 20 MGD Design Flow.”  On February 18, 2010 CWEA representatives from the City of Redding conducted an inspection of the VVWRA plant in the City of Victorville.

On that same day, Logan Olds, General Manager at VVWRA was conducting his Wastewater Management class onsite.  The CWEA representatives spoke to the class and answered questions from the students.

CWEA representatives speaking to the Wastewater Management students

When the Wastewater Management class ended, the students were taken on a plant tour lead by Logan Olds.

Wastewater Management Class Tour

Wastewater Management Class Tour

CWEA Plant Inspection

CWEA representatives from the City of Redding: (L-R) Marty Wayne, Josh Kelner and Dennis McBride with Gilbert Perez, Director of Operations at VVWRA.

Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) has been nominated for “Plant of Year”, on February 18, 2010 CWEA representatives from the City of Redding conducted an inspection of the VVWRA plant in the City of Victorville.