Nick McWilliams reporting – The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is looking to go more green in the near future.

According to a release, a baker’s dozen worth of solar projects will be added to MWCD locations.

The expansion of solar power production is expected to lower their overall carbon footprint by roughly 656 tons of carbon dioxide, while also offsetting nearly three-quarters of the electricity usage at the proposed locations.

The list of solar projects includes the New Philadelphia office, and Atwood, Clendening, Piedmont, Seneca, and Tappan Lakes.

An agreement was reached at the MWCD’s December board meeting to enter a partnership with IMC Solar based out of Belmont County to provide the solar panel arrays and get locations up and running this year.

An analysis determined the switch would be beneficial to the environment, as well as long-term electricity costs and savings.

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