Overland Park & Leawood

August 27, 2013 4:40 PM

Overland Park wastewater treatment plant honored for using French fry grease to reduce its carbon footprint

New treatment facilities that were added as part of the expansion of the Douglas L. Smith plant have been slowly digesting used grease and oil from area restaurants and converting the energy into electricity. The project, online since 2011, recently won an award from the National Environmental Health Association for innovation.

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