Savings found in dealing with “number two”

August 9, 2008

Healthy Environment

Sometimes efficiencies come from the cross-training staff to take on new roles – like the efficiences found in By-law enforcement that have allowed us to move to 24 hour service, 7 days a week.  Sometimes they come from changes in practice –  like the anti-idling program in Fleet Services that will help reduce the impact of rising fuel costs.

Others come from implementing new technology – like the new system being implemented at our Waste Water Treatment Plant called the “Advanced Biosolids Treatment Process” (yes, “biosolids” means the yucky stuff). 

This new technology will result in $1.2 million in avoided costs.  It will also bring significant environmental benefits.  The new process will reduce our carbon footprint and help us achieve our Community Energy Plan.   We will produce more green power, reduce the number of trucks on the road, conserve energy, recycle this useful material (no kidding) rather than send it to landfill and provide valuable fertilizer for farmers.

About Karen Farbridge

An unwavering change maker seeking a just, democratic and sustainable world.

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