City hopes for big bucks from overhaul at treatment plant

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Memorizing the title might be a challenge, let alone reciting it aloud three times fast: Kenosha energy optimized resource recovery project. Average Kenosha residents need only consider this: The complex, $10 million state-of-the-art system nearing completion in the Kenosha Water Utility wastewater treatment plant will save taxpayers some $675,000 annually in landfill and energy costs, the utility projects. “Our ultimate goal is to become energy neutral and energy independent,” KWU General Manager Ed St. Peter said Friday, while he and operations director Melissa Arnot showed visitors around the plant. “To you, the normal person, the color of sludge is brown,” St. Peter said. “To us, it’s green.” “Yeah,” Arnot said, nodding, “the color of money.” Read Full Article (PDF)