Skip to main content

DCWASA's Certifiable, Utility-Wide GHG Inventory

Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

In response to increased emphasis on sustainability and the reduction of carbon/greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) and its program managers have developed comparisons of options intended to lower the AWTP's GHG inventory (also called “carbon footprint”). These comparisons have used different assumptions as to the carbon density of various functions (electricity, chemical and fuel use). This paper details a recommended first step for all utilities and the results of that effort: development of a utility-wide GHG inventory for DCWASA.

This paper summarizes the DCWASA utility-wide GHG inventory that was developed in conformance with the Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol (Climate Registry, 2008). The inventory is being prepared for a subsequent audit in preparation for potential certification by the Climate Registry. The completed audit would serve to “ratify” the criteria assumptions and magnitude determinations while providing context for all future DCWASA-specific GHG evaluations. The audited inventory further arms the utility with knowledge, allowing appropriate responses to GHG or carbon cap-and-trade regulation. The relative contributions of DCWASA's wastewater treatment, wastewater conveyance, water distribution, and fleet/support operations will be discussed herein as well as the inventory's sensitivity to various key assumptions.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Efficiency enhancements; GHG Inventory; carbon credits; electrical power; green house gases

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more