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The FAST Water Network Directory


The Facilities Accelerating Science & Technology (FAST) Water Network by LIFT connects researchers, new technology providers, and other innovators in the water resource recovery industry with test facilities appropriate for their needs. It is hoped that this network will assist in the developing and piloting of technology at various scales to help manage risk and accelerate the adoption of innovation.

The test bed network and directory was developed as a result of recommendations from the Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery (EPWRR) Workshop hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on April 28-29, 2015, the Intensification of Resource Recovery Forum hosted by WEF and WERF on August 9-11, 2015, and the LIFT Steering Committee. The directory helps innovators locate potential facilities for testing new technologies at various scales to help manage risk and accelerate adoption of innovation.

Wastewater test bed facilities that are interested in being included in the network and directory should complete and submit the following form: http://form.jotform.us/form/52243485019151. The form collects information about the test bed and its capabilities.

For questions or more information, please contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@werf.org.  

 Please click on a map pin to view a facility and download its information form (PDF).

Please note: Locations on map are approximate.


Level 1: A university or research lab that can assist with bench-scale work but is not dedicated to piloting new technologies

Level 2: A water resource recovery facility that is interested in innovation and willing to host a project, but does not have a dedicated test facility

Level 3: A water resource recovery facility or research lab with a dedicated physical space available for piloting innovative water technology

Level 4: A staffed facility dedicated solely to R&D/piloting of new technologies (can be housed at a functioning WRRF)

*American Water, headquartered in Voorhees, NJ, has a single map pin, but has access to over 300 drinking water, 200 wastewater, 40 reclaimed water, and 2 desalination facilities that could be used to pilot/demonstrate a new technology. To learn more about individual facilities please, visit http://www.amwater.com/About-Us/our-states.html or contact Ben Stanford.