The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has contracted Jacobs to conduct the feasibility study of the Wastewater Recovery facility on Rikers Island, New York, USA.
Under the contract, Jacobs along with local subconsultants will assist DEP to initiate a long-term program that could redevelop NYC’s wastewater infrastructure and community landscape. The proposed wastewater treatment plant will have a capacity of 1 billion gallons of water a day. The project focuses on urban redevelopment and revitalization and will consolidate 4 aging wastewater recovery facilities on New York City's Rikers Island. It intends to maximize energy efficiency and beneficial use of the treatment waste products, like biogas.