- Associated Press - Thursday, April 4, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Four wastewater treatment plants in Illinois will receive more than $2 million for energy-saving projects.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced the awards Wednesday. The money is supplied by the federal Energy Department’s State Energy Program .

Topping the list is a $1.5 million grant to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The American Bottoms Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in St. Clair County will receive $327,600. Fairfield in Wayne County will get $146,700 and there is $131,000 for Annawan in Henry County.

The federal grants are matched by $3 million from the local communities. Projects were judged in part on the amount of energy savings predicted from each.

Officials estimate the funded projects will save $408,000 annually in energy costs.



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