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Bay Pollution Limits & Their Job Impacts

- One Local Perspective

Presented to COG Chesapeake Bay & Water Resources Policy Committee

  • ALEXANDRIA SANITATION AUTHORITY

  • Karen Pallansch, General ManagerMarch 2012


Where We’ve Come From…

Torpedo Factory, Alexandria Water Front, circa 1940’s




Where We’ve Come From…

First ASA construction, 835 South Payne Street, circa 1953


Where We Are Going…

New Economic Reality

High Debt Burden

Capital Intensive Infrastructure

Aging Workforce

Regulatory Imbalances


Where We Are Going…

Bay TMDL Requirements 2011


Where We Are Going…

ASA circa 2001, $350M invested for Nutrient Removal


Where We Are Going…

ASA circa 2016, $150M invested



Job Results…

Large Group Unskilled to semi skilled

Transient

Short Term

Sustainable?


Requirements & Jobs Over Time

20

15

10

5

Nitrogen Reduction Requirements

TN Discharged

2000

1995

2005

2010

2015

2020

50

100

150

200

EMPLOYEES

# of ASA Employees


Water Profession Needs…

Because of Increased Regulation:

Highly skilled trades people

Require additional annual training


Water Profession Needs…

Because of Increased Regulation:

Researchers and Research $$

Engineers – limited pool

Wastewater Fuel Cell

Green Roof


Water Profession Needs…

Because of Increased Regulation:

Business & Financial

Legal


Water Profession Challenges

Opportunity Costs….$ spent on wastewater…


Water Profession Challenges

Rates…Public doesn’t understand the Value of Water…


Water Profession Challenges

Opportunity Costs….$ spent on wastewater and stormwater…

Community Choices Limited….


Water Profession Challenges

Urbanization

Lack of training programs

Clean Water Act

Competition for Limited Resources

Intensive Capital Needs



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