The City of Keene’s Massive Cluster of Wipes Clogs Sewer System

Mar 13

The City of Keene’s Massive Cluster of Wipes Clogs Sewer System

The city of Keene, NY has experienced a sustained dilemma with the all-too-familiar wipe, causing blockages in the sewer system. In recent years, the city has seen an increase in the use of flushable wipes which has subsequently placed a hardship on the treatment facility. While this epidemic is not necessarily a new problem, the amount used has greatly increased...

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SUNY’s Solar Safety and Scholarships

Dec 22

SUNY’s Solar Safety and Scholarships

Many New York State University campuses are adding solar capacity to their energy portfolio. While this is clearly a positive step overall, it does present some potential problems for responding fire departments. Photovoltaic (PV) panels (which generate electricity directly from sunlight via an electronic process that occurs naturally in certain types of material)...

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Benefits of Renewable Energy for Ithaca

Nov 04

Benefits of Renewable Energy for Ithaca

The Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility now generates nearly half its energy on site. The plant uses an upgraded biogas for energy and serves a population of 40,000 in Ithaca and two neighboring townships. Biogas is produced when bacteria decompose manure. This gas mixture can be used to generate heat, hot water or electricity. The leftover digested manure...

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