“ . . . the wetlands they’ve created and their outreach with students and faculty is pretty remarkable . . . great example of how to manage water on a campus . . .”
As the first project to use this type of agreement, the WaterHub® stands as a new model for de-risking and implementation of commercial-scale water reclamation and reuse strategies. Overall design achieved the university sustainability and water conservation goals as well as the broader water management goals of the municipality. As a result, the WaterHub ®project represents a true public / private partnership.
“This is a first of its kind facility in North America. It exemplifies how we as a society can take a more intelligent and responsible path to stewardship of natural resources, for the good of each other,” says Jim Wagner, President of Emory University.
“This WaterHub® will shine as a model for other universities, other governments, and commercial campuses to replicate. The benefits of this project are not theoretical or abstract, they’re very real, very measurable, and they’re very immediate. Leaving no doubt about the direct beneficial impact that sustainable practices can have on our water systems,” says Douglas Hooker, Director of Atlanta Regional Commission.
Sustainable Water; also Reeves Young; McKim & Creed