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.”

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