BREAKING NEWS Lafayette police arrest 3 people in Valentine's Day shooting investigation Full Story

Lafayette Renew present solution to aging water treatment boiler

Lafayette Renew has found a way to keep the cost of water and sewage bills from rising.

Posted: Jun 19, 2018 2:50 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette Renew has found a way to keep the cost of water and sewage bills from rising. The boiler system that heats and treats water for the city has come to the end of its useful life. Lafayette Renew isn't just replacing the old system, it's revamping it entirely.

The department is looking at a co-generation system, recycling and using methane created at the plant itself. That will create more energy and off-set some of the electrical costs at the plant.

Lafayette Renew Superintendent Brad Talley says that means no surprise hikes in people's bills. "So the biggest impact in our rate pairs would be the ability for us to maintain our utility costs for years to come," said Talley.

Talley says the most expensive cost at the plant is the electric bill. He says they have also cleared a field to put solar panels in, which could potentially lower bills significantly.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 37°
Kokomo
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 28°
Rensselaer
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 26°
Fowler
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 26°
Williamsport
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 31°
Crawfordsville
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 27°
Frankfort
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 31°
Delphi
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 30°
Monticello
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 30°
Logansport
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 25°
Warmer, dry weather is ahead for the weekend.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events