UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am
Waco-- The Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewer System is expanding their methane program by using more organic resources for energy. WMARRS administrators say the best organic wastes to use are materials that were originally a food source, such as oil and grease from cooking.
Michael Jupe, WMARRS Program Administrator says by using the renewable energy generated through their waste water facility, Waco can save money on sewer bills. He says, " we started looking at making energy, but then how do we use it. So, we started using it more wisely, and the combination of using it more wisely and producing, has saved us about 800,000 dollars a year off of our budget.
Mr. Jupe also says that a study is taking place to use the algae that grows in their water plants as another natural resource that will produce even more energy. The study will be done in order to find out ways to digest the algae, and use as much methane gas from it as possible. This is just another way in which money can be saved by using natural resources that are used every day.