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Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Implements BCR Environmental Turnkey Solution
BCR Environmental Clean B solution will drive environmental benefits, while reducing operating costs by 30% annually.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – December 12, 2014 – On December 10, 2014 The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) held the grand opening for implementation of BCR Environmental’s Clean B system at the City’s Island Water Reclamation Facility.

The state-of-the-art system includes Clean BTM disinfection, stabilization, dewatering, transportation and disposition of biosolids. The Clean B treatment system is patented by BCR Environmental based in Jacksonville. The system converts municipal biosolids to odor-free stabilized Class B material in a fraction of the normal time and cos of traditional digestion systems. Class B biosolids have significantly reduced levels of pathogens and vector attraction, which help protect public health and the environment.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit revision on August 26, 2014, to allow construction and subsequent operation of the system at FPUA’s Island Water Reclamation Facility treatment plant. The finished product allows biosolids generated by the facility to be applied beneficially to land, transferred to a DEP-approved biosolids treatment facility and/or used as a biofuel. In the first year alone, the system is expected to save FPUA approximately $190,000 annually by reducing energy consumption, simplifying treatment operations and lowering operating costs.

Mike Bechtold of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection congratulates Larry Benning, Superintendent Wastewater Systems with FPUA. Also pictured, Aaron Zahn, President and CEO BCR Environmental (Far Right) and Kevin Dunlap, VP of Sales BCR Environmental (Far Left). In the background is BCR’s Clean BTM operating system.

“It has been a pleasure collaborating with the Ft. Pierce Utility Authority on this new project,” said Michael Bechtold, professional engineer with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. “The department applauds FPUA for constructing an environmentally sound alternative for the biosolids treatment of their waste product from the Water Reclamation Facility. Biosolids can be a useful product when provided sufficient treatment. By complying with the department’s rules and regulations, the process turns a waste product into a valuable resource.”

“Fort Pierce Utilities Authority has a long history of implementing environmentally conscious programs in our wastewater, water and energy programs,” said Bill Thiess, Director of Utilities at FPUA. “This new system will not only conserve energy but will also process wastewater that is more environmentally friendly, keeping Fort Pierce beautiful for all to enjoy.”
About BCR Environmental

BCR Environmental Corporation is a U.S. based total biosolids solutions company focused on providing industry-revolutionizing solutions that convert biosolids and organic wastes into safe, valuable, and marketable products. Our Company and all of our solutions are based on the principals of simplicity, scalability, environmental responsibility, and economic viability. BCR’s patented solutions include CleanB™, CleanB-AC™, and Neutralizer®. Our solutions eliminate odors and reduce capital and budgetary constraints. Each solution is designed to overcome the economy of scale limitations and operating complexity of traditional biosolids and organic waste management solutions.
For more information, visit www.bcrenv.com. CONTACT: Tom Phillips, 904-819-9170 ext. 21103, tphillips@bcrenv.com