Las Vegas Continues Green Lifestyle

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(photo: Samantha Stone/ KXNT/CBS Las Vegas)

(photo: Samantha Stone/ KXNT/CBS Las Vegas)

(Las Vegas, NV) — The city of Las Vegas is building a 25-acre solar panel project.

The project is currently under construction next to the city’s wastewater treatment plant, known as the Water Pollution Control Facility near Vegas Valley Road and Nellis Boulevard.

The solar panel project is a part of the city’s Sustainability Initiative that, together with energy retrofits of city facilities and streetlights and installation of solar panels at various city-owned locations, will save more than $2.5 million per year in energy costs.

The total project cost is approximately $19.7 million and is being funded by the Sanitary Sewer Enterprise fund, which comes from a combination of sewer-user fees and development connection fees.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

–information from the city of Las Vegas–

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