Environment
3:25 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Plant Improves Efficiency

The Superintendent of Lafayette’s wastewater treatment plant says it’s more efficient than four years ago.

Brad Talley says the Water Pollution Control department has taken steps to reduce electrical and natural gas consumption.

Natural gas consumption is down by 50-percent and electrical consumption by about 40-percent since 2007.

He says that has made the facility more environmentally friendly.

He says the savings come as the amount of flow has increased by nearly 10-percent.

Talley says the department also hopes to have the next phase of the Orchard Heights storm water drainage project finished this summer.

He says it will capture storm water and keep it out of the streets.

Previous projects in the subdivision have helped alleviate basement flooding.