Out With Waste

A Massachusetts water district earns accolades for energy and water conservation, while plant operators learn new technologies and skills.
Out With Waste
Todd Melanson at the Crooked Spring plant’s solar array, which supplies the facility with a majority of its electricity.

An impressive solar panel array sits in the field behind the Crooked Spring Water Treatment Plant, one of three plants owned by the Chelmsford (Mass.) Water District. The solar panels, installed in 2010, save some $154,000 a year on electricity.

That’s just one example of energy...

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