In 2013, the Water Pollution Control Division began the process of procuring a high efficiency turboblower for the activated sludge aeration basin. Blowers generally constitute 40% of a wastewater treatment plant's electricity usage. The installation of this new high-efficiency turboblower is expected to save the City over $60,000 in electricity costs a year. Also, this blower allows for greater control over the amount of air provided to the process. It has greater ability to turndown or increase air flow in response to changes in the wastewater environment. This results in more stable conditions, which improves the efficiency of the biological processes. Happier bugs mean better cleaning of the water! Reduced energy usage and improved process efficiency have been the benefits of this upgrade.