Northwest Park

Silver Spring / Maryland

Boiler to Water Heater Conversion , Other , Submetering

Units : 876
Stories : Garden Style
Built : 1942
Duration : 17 months
Problem : Severe corrosion throughout the water system, outdated central boilers and very high utility costs
Solution : Turnkey piping replacement, installation of individual water heaters and water meters
Units : 876
Stories : Garden Style
Built : 1942
Duration : 17 months
Problem : Severe corrosion throughout the water system, outdated central boilers and very high utility costs
Solution : Turnkey piping replacement, installation of individual water heaters and water meters

Supply Boiler Conversion

Over the course of 72 weeks in 72 buildings, SageWater completely replaced the potable water piping in this apartment community and converted an inefficient central boiler system to a modern configuration that uses individual water heaters and submeters in the 876 units. This “boiler conversion” enabled the property owner to make residents accountable for the costs of water consumption as well as the cost to heat potable water. The project paid for itself in fewer than four years.