Gresham's wastewater treatment plant turns waste into sustainable, money-saving energy

Sep 6, 2018

GRESHAM, Ore. — The city of Gresham’s wastewater treatment plant is turning human waste, along with oil, fat and grease from local businesses and restaurants, into pure energy gold.


All the while generating all the electricity needed to run the plant and a lot more power that goes back onto the electrical grid.

“Several years ago we were really looking at our rising utility costs and limited funds and decided that something really needed to be done to help save taxpayer money and make the plant more sustainable and environmentally friendly,” said city spokeswoman Elizabeth Coffey.

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