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Norwalk considers lighting upgrades

Scott Seitz2 • Sep 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Norwalk city officials are considering a few extra energy-efficient projects using funds from the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council.

When the city joined NOPEC, it received a little less than $200,000 as a one-time payment to join.

Josh Snyder, public works director, said the bids for the pool lighting at the aquatic center came in under the estimate, so some lighting for the gymnasium area is being included.

"These lights will also include sensors that can detect whether people are there or not," Snyder said.

"These fluorescent lights are in a lot of these high school gymnasiums," he added.

The city will also, if approved by council, purchase varying frequency drives for the pool. This can help save energy by slowing the pump down at times.

Also, the city will consider lighting upgrades at the water and wastewater treatment plants.

To find out what else council discussed at its meeting Tuesday night, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Reflector or subscribe to the e-paper for less than $1 per week and read it now.

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