Improvements Coming to Wastewater Plant
The city of Natchez is making one-million dollars in improvements to the city's wastewater treatment plant in an effort to save money in the long run.
City Engineer and Natchez Water Works Superintendent David Gardner says the city is replacing the large fans in the plant's concrete aeration basins.
Gardner said the fans are energy hogs and will be replaced by tubes that will aerate the waste but use less energy.
He says the tubes will inject fine oxygen bubbles into the waste material to promote the growth of bacteria that will eat away at the solid waste.
With the replacement of the aeration fans, Gardner says the city is hoping to save approximately thirty percent on energy costs for the plant.