April 22, 2019

Around Town

Wastewater plant recognized for energy generation

The Essex Junction Wastewater Treatment Facility was recently awarded the 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

The facility treats wastewater from Williston and Essex.

The award recognizes actions taken by Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution and promote environmental sustainability.

The facility received the award for its energy conservation and alternative energy efforts.

Wastewater treatment facilities run 24/7 and are among the top ten largest energy users nationwide. By implementing energy efficiency measures, such as installing a 150 kW solar field and 150 kW methane cogeneration system, the Essex Junction Wastewater Treatment Facility now generates about half of its annual energy needs on site.

Tree removal begins along Route 2A

The Vermont Agency of Transportation’s safety improvement project on Route 2A in Williston began this week. It focuses on the area from the intersection of Bittersweet Circle to the bridge over the Winooski River.

On Monday and Tuesday, construction signage was installed. On Wednesday, tree removal began on the east side of Route 2A between Morgan Parkway and Eastview Circle.

On Thursday and Friday, excavation for the removal of tree trunks will take place. Tree-planting is scheduled for next week.

For more information about the project, call 862-6085 or email sbarrett@coibsinc.com.

Child Care Resource plans moving sale

Child Care Resource is moving from its current location on Commerce Street in Williston across town to 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128. A moving sale is planned for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The non-profit helps connect child care providers and families with children. The sale will include toys for various ages and office furniture. Its offices will be closed starting at noon Sept. 17 and reopen in the new location Sept. 20.

Contact Jane at jvanburen@childcareresource.org or by phone at 863-3367 for more information.

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