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South Platte Water Renewal Partners Wins $50,000 in 2019 EPA Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge

Post Date:08/27/2019 11:41 AM

South Platte Water Renewal Partners Wins $50,000 in 2019 EPA Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge

The South Platte Water Renewal Partners (SPWRP) won one of three $50,000 national prizes at the 2019 Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The challenge called for data-driven solutions that utilized many different experts. SPWRP’s work was detailed in a 23 page report entitled “In-Plant Sensors for Nutrient Management” which detailed the use of data probes across the facility to manage chemical usage and reduce nutrient levels in the South Platte watershed.

The Littleton and Englewood based organization was the only municipality actively affecting the watershed out of the competing six teams. SPWRP must adhere to state and local nutrient restrictions in order to comply with its water discharge permit and sustain the natural environment.

Read the full press release here.