Efficiency upgrades recently completed in Ossining will save the village $123,000 annually in energy and water costs, the New York Power Authority announced this week.
The projects improved operations at the Indian Brook water treatment plant and the operations center, which houses several village departments. The work will allow the village to better monitor how much water is used by residents and will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the operations center because of more efficient fuel use.
Three turbines were replaced at the water plant and a new boiler was installed at the operations center. The NYPA provided $1 million in low-cost financing for the work.
The total savings for each project exceed its cost over the lifespan of the improvements. The village will repay the financing by sharing the savings with NYPA. After the costs have been repaid, participants retain all the savings, the NYPA said.