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3 Denver breweries on tap to brew Colorado's first beer from recycled water
Industry-leader in water reuse, CH2M, delivers another solution for Coloradans to become more sustainable
By: PR Newswire
Sep. 13, 2017 01:12 PM
DENVER, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado-based engineering firm CH2M is changing the way we think about water. On Thurs., Sept. 14, direct potable reuse (DPR) purified water will be delivered to three breweries earmarked to become Colorado's first to produce craft beer from recycled water. CH2M is spearheading the effort to drive sustainable water reuse technology and to build public acceptance of recycled water.
Metro-Denver brewing companies Lone Tree Brewing Company, Lost Highway Brewing Company and 105 West Brewing Company, will receive 330 gallons of direct potable reuse water produced by a mobile advanced water treatment plant in part designed by CH2M in conjunction with Pima County, Arizona, and other participating entities. Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department, will be driving the mobile plant to Denver for a special viewing at CH2M's global headquarters.
"Direct potable reuse is a real solution for stressed water supplies and for future-proofing water resources for resilient cities," said CH2M Reuse Technology Director Larry Schimmoller. "By applying this technology to something our state loves – local craft beer – we're highlighting the positive impacts recycled water can have in communities, and helping build public support for similar initiatives."
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"On average, it takes 60 ounces of water to brew just 12-ounces of beer, something our customers probably don't realize when they reach for that beer bottle. With water under increasing demand, we want to do our part to build a sustainable future, and that's why we excitedly accepted this opportunity with CH2M," said Tina Pachorek, CEO Lost Highway Brewing Company.
In 2015 CH2M was named the Stockholm Industry Award Winner for transforming the practice and perception of wastewater. By pioneering the third step of wastewater treatment, the company challenged the concept of wastewater by showing that just because water has been used it doesn't have to be wasted.
Said Schimmoller, "It's our hope, and the hope of our partner breweries, that when our guests get a taste of these special batches of ReuseFest beer, their perceptions of water reuse will change for the better as they simply enjoy a great tasting beer. We appreciate the breweries donating their time and beer to help raise awareness and acceptance of DPR water."
Learn the water reuse process
At ReuseFest on Oct. 13, invited guests will have the opportunity to tour the treatment trailer, hear from CH2M technology leaders and of course, taste the final products at the Oktoberfest-themed educational event. Media are welcomed to attend.
Meet reuse leader, CH2M
Ranked among the World's Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and program management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com; LinkedIn; Twitter; and Facebook.
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