The Situation

A large, 82 acre, liberal arts college with a central utility plant and twenty five plus buildings with individual HVAC systems requested proposals from four water treatment firms in an effort to standardize and modernize their water treatment program. The university had two vendors, many untreated facilities, frequent steam boiler tube failures, no biological control procedures, and outdated treatment infrastructure.

The Solution

GWT proposed a holistic approach which included a staged approach to meeting the goals of the university through equipment upgrades, development of a ASHRAE Standard 188 compliant Water Management Program, on-line monitoring of HVAC equipment, quarterly operator training seminars, and cloud based data management.

The Results


GWT was selected and tasked to implement the university’s goals. Within the first year of program implementation GWT achieved the university’s goals of standardization, modernization, safety, and benchmarking.

  • Implementation and execution of ASHRAE Standard 188 Compliant WMP
  • 24/7/365 On-line monitoring
  • Operator training
  • Hands free treatment delivery reducing liability and risk associated with chemicals to client
  • Elimination tube failures with our boiler water treatment
  • Standardization of feed equipment across all towers, loops, and steam boiler systems
  • Coordination and collaboration with all applicable departments and level of university facility management leadership
  • Quarterly benchmarking and review meeting
  • Cloud based operator logging

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