The building was part of an upgrade to the facility to save money, protect investment dollars and improve the longevity of the equipment. Of course, the weather in this part of Illinois can be extremely harsh, particularly in the winter. Exposed to the outdoor elements during those cold months, the equipment had to be run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in order to keep the mechanisms from freezing or malfunctioning. By protecting the Headworks Bar Screen wastewater equipment with the Shelter Works building, the professionals at Aqua Illinois were able to put the equipment on an automatic setting that allows the equipment to self-regulate, turning on and off as needed. This saves on electricity and cuts down tremendously on equipment wear and tear.
“This was one of the best things we did this past year,” Cindy explained. “In researching this project, we went to visit another building Shelter Works had done and were very impressed with what we saw.” Every Shelter Works prefabricated building can be built to a specified R-value and can come with any heating unit or electrical package necessary. Cindy Munson appreciated the customization possibilities and said, “The Shelter Works prefabricated building has performed much better than expected and was completely customized to the needs of this particular site.”