GLWA surpasses state goal of reducing phosphorus levels by 40 percent by 2025

DETROIT— The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), Michigan’s largest drinking water and wastewater treatment service provider, has reached a milestone achievement: surpassing federal and state regulators’ goal of reaching a 40 percent reduction in phosphorus levels by 2025, six years ahead of its deadline.

GLWA has not only met the federal and state requirements, but it has been able to reduce its phosphorus levels by approximately 60 percent in treated and discharged waters from its Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). It is the first treatment facility along the tributary to Lake Erie to achieve this milestone.

“As with many of our optimization initiatives, we strive to provide the highest quality treatment through careful management of our treatment processes and implementation of innovative solutions,” said Navid Mehram, Chief Operating Officer, Wastewater Operating Services, GLWA. “The reduction in phosphorus that we have been able to achieve in recent years is a testament to the dedication and commitment of GLWA team members that operate our Water Resource Recovery Facility.”