During the last two years, Natchez Water Works has hauled 3,300 tons of toxic sludge to a special-permitted dump site, incurring transportation costs of $400,000 every year.
Now, with a grant of federal stimulus money, Natchez Water Works Wastewater Treatment Plant in New Hampshire is investing in a green makeover that will eliminate those costs and cut the carbon footprint of the city.
The upgrade, partly funded by a 20-year loan at 1.57 percent interest, will convert the sludge into a class-A biosolid that can be sold for agricultural purposes. The facility will be online in late September.
(READ full story at The Natchez Democrat)