HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The Hilton Head Public Service District and the town of Hilton Head Island have received a $160,000 grant from the state of South Carolina for the installation of energy-saving equipment at the PSD's Reclaimed Water Plant on Oak Park Drive.
The State Office of Local Government's Water & Sewer Energy Efficiency grant program awarded the funds. The PSD and the town jointly applied for the grant.
"This grant award is a great example of the partnership between the PSD and the Town benefitting our mutual customers – the residents and businesses of Hilton Head Island," said PSD General Manager Richard Cyr in a statement.
The grant cover the cost of installing of a dissolved oxygen control system for use in the aeration component of the wastewater treatment process at the PSD's Reclaimed Water Plant. The system will result in energy savings of 270,000 kilowatt hours a year.
The system will lower energy usage in the wastewater treatment process by approximately 20 percent a year, along with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 194 tons of CO2 equivalents a year, according to the Hilton Head PSD.