By Cori Burbach, Sustainable Community Coordinator
In 2012, the City of Dubuque partnered with local engineering and biogas production companies to renovate the aging wastewater treatment plant into what would be renamed the Water & Resource Recovery Center (WRRC), located on Julien Dubuque Drive. The 12 Sustainable Dubuque principles, adopted in 2006, provided the framework for the $70 million upgrade to the plant. The upgrade, completed in 2013, transformed the way previously wasted materials are utilized and has resulted in considerable economic savings for the City, reduced environmental impact, and economic opportunity for local businesses.
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