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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Brown is the New Green: Pocatello WPC Facility Lowers Power Usage Equal to 17 Homes

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With help from an Idaho Power program, the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control (WPC) facility is seeing green.

Recently, WPC received the facility’s results from its participation in the second year of the Wastewater Energy Efficiency Cohort (WWEEC), an Idaho Power Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency program offering. The project cost $974.88 and the results letter announced the plant was able to save over 200,000 kWh of electricity.

“To put it another way, we were able to conserve enough power to light up 17 average homes in Idaho for a year,” said Jon Herrick, WPC Superintendent. “The reduction in electricity use will also lead to an estimated $10,000 in operational savings.”

“We take our stewardship of public funds very seriously,” said Jeff Mansfield, Public Works Director/City Engineer. “Opportunities like this are examples of our commitment to being environmentally conscious and fiscally responsible.”

Through the WWEEC, facility staff are shown how to identify and implement energy-conserving opportunities.

“For example, the phosphorus removal upgrade provided the facility with new equipment that is more energy efficient, helping to reduce the plant’s power usage,” said Herrick. “We’ve also adjusted blower amperages, pump times, and other little things that lead to decreases in our use.”

In year one of the program, WPC was able to slash its consumption by over 270,000 kWh, the equivalent to 22 homes.

The City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control department is responsible for treating approximately 7.5 million gallons per day of wastewater from the Cities of Pocatello and Chubbuck. Staff are also responsible for maintaining the collection and transport system that includes more than 250 miles of sanitary sewer lines and 23 lift and pump stations.

For more information on the Water Pollution Control department, visit pocatello.us/wpc.

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