Reduced Water Reuse
In 2001, during the construction phases of the Gillette Stadium design expansion at Patriot Place, research showed that the town of Foxborough would not be able to provide the amount of water needed for the new Patriots stadium arena. The Foxborough stadium would put a huge strain on the town’s resources. It was also made apparent that the municipal wastewater treatment facility in place would not be able to handle the excess wastewater flow at Gillette Stadium during game days and other events. So, officials turned to Natural Systems Utilities (NSU) to fix the problem. The services necessary for the Patriots Place Gillette Stadium design and the Town of Foxborough included creating and building the system, managing the water reuse system, repair and maintenance, customer services and capital planning. The system is the perfect solution for the town and the Patriots stadium and continues to meet their needs year after year.
- The Gillette wastewater treatment plant is now the largest water reuse facility in Massachusetts
- In operation since 2003
- Expanding use of reuse water to include irrigation
- Reuse water storage tank is integrated with Town of Foxborough Water Department’s SCADA system
NSU worked closely with the town of Foxborough, the Patriots Stadium officials and another engineering firm to ensure that the facility exceeded the town of Foxborough’s requirements and was constructed within budget and on schedule. The municipality and the client cooperated in the construction of a water reuse system that resolved both problems. The Gillette wastewater treatment plant system includes almost 1,000,000 gallons of tank volume to capture the wastewater flows generated by fans; force mains: a 250,000 gallons per day membrane bioreactor (MBR) treatment plant that generates water suitable for reuse; and a 500,000 gallon elevated storage tank for reclaimed water use.