Village Awarded 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

The Village of Essex Junction is proud to announce that the Essex Junction Wastewater Treatment Facility (EJWWTF) was awarded the 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.  The purpose of this award is to recognize actions taken by Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability.

EJWWTF received this award for their energy conservation and alternative energy applications.  As they are a 24/7 operation by design, wastewater treatment facilities are among the top ten largest energy users nationwide.  By implementing energy efficiency measures, such as installing a 150 kW solar field and 150 kW methane cogeneration system, the EJWWTF is now able to generate over half of their annual energy needs on-site-no small feat considering how much is required to run the plant!