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Scottsdale gas facility may make money for the city

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Marking the opening of the new plant are, from left, Scottsdale Water Director Brian Biesemeyer; Tempe Public Works Director–Water Utilities Holly Rosenthal; Ameresco Senior Project Developer Jim Bier; Scottsdale Councilwoman Solange Whitehead; Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego; Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski; RNG Coalition CEO and Executive Director Johannes Escudero; and Phoenix Water Services Director Kathryn Sorensen shown cutting the ribbon during an April 25 ceremony at the new Ameresco natural gas plant. / City of Phoenix / Scottsdale Independent

By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Independent

The City of Scottsdale and other partners in the Valley recently celebrated the opening of a new natural gas facility at a Valley wastewater plant that could earn the cities money while benefiting the environment at the same time.

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa and Tempe are all members of the sub-regional operating group, or SROG, that owns the 91st Ave Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tolleson that cleans wastewater for reuse.

That water is used for a variety of purposes, including irrigating golf courses and cooling the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant.

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