Block Island Times

Citing costs, Sewer Dept. looks into a return to generator use

Sewer Company Supt. Dylan Chase informed the members of the Sewer Commission that he is thinking of undertaking a study to see how much it would cost the department to get off the power grid during July and August and return to using its two diesel generators for those two peak-use months. The company connected to the Block Island Power Company in 2017 and has not used them in any real capacity since then. They are run now only for testing and routine maintenance.
But electric bills for July and August this year totaled

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