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Feasibility study planned for West Lafayette WWTU

The city of West Lafayette could add two new microturbines at its wastewater treatment plant.

A feasibility study will determine the cost effectiveness of the proposal.

Waste Water Treatment Utility director Dave Henderson says the two microturbines currently at the plant produce about 20% of the facility’s electricity.

He says adding two more could generate up to 50% of the plant’s power.

Henderson says a first draft of the feasibility study will likely be done within 60 days.

It’s costing the city $9,800.