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Advanced Water & Energy Solutions (AWES) is prepared to fully utilize the wastewater pretreatment plant at the 625 Chatham St. in Lowell as infrastructure that supports the industrial operations of area employers.
AWES has assembled a team of individuals with practical, in-depth experience in management of industrial operations, pretreatment of wastewater and conversion of waste streams into methane for use as a fuel in the generation of electricity and other forms of renewable energy.

Advanced Water & Energy Solutions (AWES) is a management company organized by local and Midwest professionals to fully utilize the 25,000-square-foot wastewater pretreatment plant and biodigester energy generation system at 625 Chatham St. on the premises of Lowell Power & Light property in Lowell, Michigan.

Built with an initial investment of more than $6 million, the facility is designed to:

  • Accept influent from corporate customers such as Litehouse Foods Inc., dairies, breweries and other generators of strong organic wastes that would overwhelm the Lowell wastewater treatment plant;
  • Remove organic solids and lessen the biological oxygen demand of the wastewater it treats so the wastewater can be processed by the Lowell wastewater treatment plant and released into the Flat River in compliance with federal environmental standards;
  •  Accept various waste streams from local companies and convert the organic waste into methane to power onsite generators that can produce 800KW of electricity then sold to the Lowell Power & Light public utility; and 
  • Provide clean processed organic material to local farmers as a soil conditioner.

After opening in 2015, the facility experienced problems with handling the both the volume and composition of organic wastes to adequately control odor and process enough methane to operate the generators efficiently. From February 2016 to May, Veolia North America operated and maintained the plant.

On Monday night, AWES CEO Ross E. Pope gave the Lowell City Council a sneak preview of what his team of experts uncovered when it came to the progressive failure of the wastewater pretreatment and biodigester plant at 625 Chatham St.
Work crews at the 625 Chatham plant of Advanced Water & Energy Solutions were busy Wednesday powerwashing components and the inside of the 175,000-gallon tank that is being prepared for the proposed treatment of wastewater from Litehouse Foods Inc.
At the conclusion of a 3-month study, AWES has identified a primary root cause of the terrible stench emitted by the 625 Chatham Street plant last year as being the progressive failure of media cells within the pretreatment tank.

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