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June 27, 2010 | admin | Comments 0

City starts its own ground source geothermal utility

In Michigan, the city council of Wyandotte has approved the creation of a heating and cooling geothermal utility. The clever and daring concept would have the utility drilling ground source wells in utility easements, and have homes sharing wells. Wyandotte Municipal Services is partnering with Hardin Geotech to help start the utility, develop well fields and assist getting customers connected. The city’s municipal services will take up the average $8,000 cost for wells, replace with a monthly fee. And it is counting on the federal government continuing the 30% percent tax credit being offered to consumers through 2016 on the cost of a geothermal pump.

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