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The city of Los Angeles could save about $750,000 a year by taking certain steps to conserve energy at four water treatment plants, officials said Tuesday.

The potential cost savings would come from changes to the fan and pumping systems at the Hyperion Treatment Plant, Scattergood Generating Station and pumping stations at a pair of Los Angeles Aqueduct filtration plants, according to officials with the Department of Water and Power and the Bureau of Sanitation.

The efficiency measures came out of brainstorming sessions last month during a four-day city employee training event organized with the U.S. Department of Energy.

“We couldn’t be more proud to partner with (the Bureau of Sanitation) and DOE to improve the environmental sustainability of these plants critical to our operations,” said Nancy Sutley, the DWP’s chief sustainability and economic development officer.

“As we invest in new technologies for modernizing our equipment, it is equally important to invest in our employees by providing them training opportunities such as this unique peer-to-peer hands-on workshop by DOE,” she said.

—City News Service

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