DC to use sewage to generate electricity to power wastewater plant


Washington DC plans to process 120 tons of solid waste a day into natural gas to power a wastewater treatment plant. Once built it will save $10 million a year in electricity costs, reduce carbon pollution, and keep the plant running in case of power outages, a triple win indeed.

“In terms of climate readiness, it doesn’t get any more basic than protecting water,” said Fillmore. “And D.C. Water is really leading the nation in making the most of the opportunities preparing for the future , to become better at what they do.”