North Table Mountain – Water Treatment Plant Expansion

Construction is set to begin Summer 2020 on the expansion of the North Table Mountain Water Treatment Plant, which includes a brand-new ground-up Administrative Building and expansion of capacity to the water filter treatment facility. The new Administrative Building has a unique energy savings sequence for the heating and cooling HVAC system. Each tempered zone serviced by a zone-specific water source heat pump and individually controlled with thermostats for adjustment of comfort. The treatment facility has access to large quantities of treated wastewater that functions as a natural source for energy storage. The water source heat pump condenser loop either siphons from or rejects heat to the wastewater energy well through a heat exchanger, conditional on the season, and temperature differential of the source water. This process provides preliminary heating and cooling from an otherwise unutilized source, thus reducing the system dependence on mechanically provided cooling and heating. While there are hydronic boilers for supplemental heating in winter conditions, the ability to reject heat into the wastewater energy well eliminates the need for traditional heat rejection equipment, such as a cooling tower, and the associated energy used by such equipment.

Location

Golden, CO

Owner

North Table Mountain Water and Sanitation District

Client

JVA

Category

In Progress/Recently Completed