188 

 

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., standard operating procedures; board/executive 
management renewable energy conversion policy, including quantitative goals developed and 
shared with stakeholders)   

 

Internal energy sources evaluated (e.g., biogas, hydropower, heat in wastewater), and/or 
renewable energy sources evaluated on an ongoing basis (e.g., solar, wind, co-digestion)  

 

Recovery of digester gas in a combined heat and power (CHP) system, and boilers in place (for 
process and building heating)   

 

Conversion of digester biogas to electricity and heat, and/or transportation fuel Yes   

 

Solar panels, wind turbines, heat recovery, in conduit hydro, and/or hydroelectric power 
generation systems installed  

Performance Measures & Results 

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Annual electricity production 

1.62 million kwh 

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% of energy generated on-site >70% 

 

 

INTEGRATED GROWTH PLANNING 

 

Use of the Integrated Planning Process to provide the most environmental benefit at the lowest 
cost to ratepayers 

 

Climate impact resilience incorporated into planning of new infrastructure  

 

Evaluation of water quality trading options 

Performance Measures & Results 

-

 

Collection system performance, annual backups and overflows - 0 wet weather backups, one 
wet weather manhole overflow event 

-

 

Annual update of unsewered area plan - Completed for 2016 

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Watershed group participation  - Integrated planning for watershed improvements, nutrient 
trading being evaluated by group 

 

 

NUTRIENT & MATERIALS RECOVERY 

 

Materials recovery strategy established and communicated with utility employees  

 

Adequate staffing to support materials recovery program (contractual or in-house)  

 

Contracts or agreements in place for materials provision  

Performance Measures & Results 

-

 

Metals collection and recycling - Periodic sales of scrap metals 

-

 

Cooking oil collection program - Added to digester co-digestion for gas production 

-

 

Nutrients captured and delivered in bio-solids - Full re-use of publicly distributed biosolids used 
as soil supplement/fertilizer 

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FOG waste receiving station - Conversion of waste to useful biogas, minimize haul distances for 
collection contractors 

 

 

WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP