Berliner Wasserbetriebe Sewage Treatment Plant

Wastewater treatment is the most energy-intensive business of Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB). Every year BWB needs the same amount of energy for this as a city with approx. 280,000 inhabitants. This electricity is a huge cost factor. Smart load management can help to use energy efficiently, reduce electricity costs and stabilise the utilisation of the network. The Münchehofe sewage treatment plant was selected as a pilot plant of BWB for the introduction of load management. The plant was opened in 1976 and has a cleaning capacity of 42,500 m³/d in dry weather. The energy-intensive treatment is carried out by mechanical and biological wastewater treatment. The sewage sludge is digested in digester tanks. The digested sludge, which is dewatered by centrifuges, is co-incinerated in power stations and cement plants as well as partly in the sludge incineration plant of the Ruhleben sewage treatment plant.


Sustainability Enviroment and Climate Protection


Berliner Wasserbetriebe Sewage Treatment Plant
Dahlwitzer Landstraße 1a, 15366 Hoppegarten