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North Jersey utilities converting sewage into valuable energy source

ABC Member Natural Systems Utilitities, amongst other partners, is helping to turn sewage into biogas at the Ridgewood project. At the Bergen County Utilities Authority, the power produced with biogas has saved the agency more than $13 million in recent years, officials said. The Ridgewood sewage treatment plant, in Glen Rock, has two anaerobic digesters to handle the 3 million gallons of raw sewage generated by Ridgewood daily.

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