Valdosta just leapfrogged the rest of the state in solar power for wastewater treatment plants.
Council Tim Carroll expanded beyond the laconic summary of Thursday’s Valdosta City Council action,
which itself expanded on a July action.
Turns out Valdosta is one of several cities across Georgia with solar power for their wastewater treatment facilities, and maybe not the largest nor the earliest, but apparently the earliest large one.
The main point is clear from all of them: solar power for wastewater plants pays for itself in only a few years and can save millions of dollars over decades.
A McIntosh County water treatment plant is going green and saving hundreds
of dollars in utility bills.
The city of Darien’s wastewater treatment plant outfitted the facility
with solar panels. The city was able to invest more than $1 million
on renovations and upgrades to the wastewater collection system, lift
stations and treatment plant.