This intake modification project provides a new water source for the Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility (MCRRF), which processes solid waste to generate renewable energy. The process used discharge water that was produced from the condenser cooling cycle of a power plant. When the plant closed, MCRRF needed a new water source. In just 117 days, the McKim & Creed design-build team designed, procured, constructed and commissioned a new water source system. The new system is housed in a refurbished intake and screen house. It maintains the Potomac River as a freshwater source and leverages existing underground piping to convey utilities under the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal.
“I know it is your job to do the work you do well and on time, but I want to thank you for making my job easier by doing yours so well. Thank you for your dedication to completing this County-critical project within the parameters.” – Steve Sprague, CHMM, Project Manager, Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority (NMWDA), MCRRF Owner