Written by: Natalia Sanchez, Program Manager, University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Easton Utilities won the MD Green Registry’s Sustainability Leadership Award for installing a 2-megawatt photovoltaic solar array, which produces more than 100% of the energy needed for its wastewater treatment facility and removing up to 95% of pollutants through wastewater treatment system and selling the resulting biosolids to local farmers as fertilizer, among other things. This podcast will explore why they chose to do this, how they did it, and what financial and community benefits they’ve garnered from it.