Renewable Energy at Fishers Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Fishers is a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, located in Hamilton County and was named #1 Place to Live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017. With a population of 101,171 in 2021, Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and has received national accolades for entrepreneurship, livability, and safety.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located along the White River receives wastewater from the City of Fishers Sanitary Sewer District. The Cheeney Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility is classified as a 10-million-gallons-a-day (MGD) facility. According to the US State and Community Energy Programs, “Wastewater operations are typically the largest energy expense in a community, and reductions in energy usage can yield significant environmental, economic, and social benefits for these communities. Electricity alone can constitute 25% to 40% of a wastewater treatment plant’s annual operating budget and make up 15% to 30% of a given municipality’s total energy bill.” The team will evaluate energy saving and alternative energy solutions for this property.