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City moves to cut power costs

Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 7:54 a.m. CDT

Public Works, the water treatment plant and the central and east side sewage treatment plants will get lighting upgrades that, the Morris City Council said Monday, will save the city money.

At its regular meeting, the council approved a contract with Electrical Solutions Network Inc., which will help the city obtain rebate incentives, navigate financial aspects of the project, and see the project through.

The interiors will use fluorescent lights and the exteriors will use light-emitting diode, or LED, lights.

The project will cost an estimated $59,028.09, with an approximate reimbursement of more than $36,000, according to board documents.

According to Mayor Richard Kopczick, the upgrades will save the city money by reducing energy use.

“New technologies are available that will use much less energy, so this will save money for the city,” Kopczick said, adding that many of the fixtures are getting worn out and would need to be replaced anyway.

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