Sustainability

D.C. first utility to turn sewage water into electricity

October 15, 2015

“D.C. Water, which also treats sewage from much of the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs, recently became the first utility in North America to use a Norwegian thermal hydrolysis system to convert the sludge left over from treated sewage into electricity.”

The Washington Post put up a great article showing illustrations of this new system and how it works. This system has been said to be a lead in innovation and technology for the world, and private and public water companies are viewing this as a possible example to replicate.

Even the leftover sludge plans to gets sold as fertilizer. Read more here.

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