Checking on the methane boiler meter

June 4, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Frank Putnam checks a methane boiler meter at the Columbia Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The orange engine generator in the background has been running since 1983 and produces $6,000 worth of energy a month. Plant officials are hoping to install two new generators if the stimulus money becomes available.

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