Jul 07, 2019
July 8, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) will offer free summer
Open House Tours of the wind farm at its Wastewater Treatment Facility on Mondays and
Fridays at 12 noon throughout July and August.
Wastewater Treatment Facility is the largest hybrid wind and solar powered water
treatment facility in the world. The wind farm is the first commercial
development of its kind in the state, as well as the first coastal and urban
wind farm in the nation.
Between ACUA’s wind and solar projects on site, a significant amount of
renewable energy is produced each day. The tour offers visitors a chance to get
a close-up view of the wind turbines, each measuring more than 380 feet from
the ground to the blade’s tip, see 500 kilowatts of solar power, and learn how these
renewable energy projects help the ACUA’s wastewater treatment process.
Open House Tours are a great way for us to share information with curious visitors,”
ACUA President Rick Dovey noted. “People come to learn about the turbines, but
they leave with an understanding of wastewater treatment too. It’s not
something many people think about, so our tours are a perfect opportunity to
educate the community on this essential environmental process.”
Open House tours are open to people of all ages but may be most appropriate for
kids age 8 and up. The tour lasts approximately one hour. No reservations are
required, but visitors should plan to arrive by 12 noon. For directions or more information call
the ACUA at (609)272-6950, or go to www.acua.com/summertours.