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From: Maureen Kenney, Clackamas County Water Environment Services, 971-801-4218

03-05-15

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Energy Trust of Oregon to recognize Clackamas County Water Environment Services

Next week, Water Environment Services and Clackamas County Service District #1 will be recognized for improvements made at the Kellogg Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Milwaukie. At the March 12 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, the Energy Trust of Oregon will present county staff with a check for $127,752.

“Energy Trust of Oregon commends the foresight of Clackamas County Water Environment Services to proactively make improvements to the aeration process at the Kellogg Creek Water Pollution Control Plant. These changes lowered annual utility expenses by more than $19,000 and reduced the carbon footprint by 126 tons,” said Ray Hawksley, senior industrial technical manager of Energy Trust of Oregon.

Prior to this project, the existing aeration basin diffuser system at the plant had been in place since the 1970s. Diffusers are necessary to efficiently distribute large amounts of air into the wastewater and maximize the bacterial treatment process.

This project replaced the antiquated, inefficient diffusers with new, energy-efficient technology that helps reduce operating costs. Project costs were offset by cash incentives from Energy Trust. The new equipment requires less maintenance, increases safety and eliminates dangers associated with operating old equipment.

For more information, members of the media may contact Community Relations Specialist Maureen Kenney at 971-801-4218 or mkenney@clackamas.us.

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