The Acushnet Fire Department recently posted an update on Facebook about updates and changes to the fire stations designed to save the town money.
“Much of the work done by town officials goes unnoticed but often makes a big difference,” reads the post on Facebook from October 27.
“This month alone the lights at Fire Station #2 were upgraded to LED ($3,871) and the original oil burner at Fire Station #1 was replaced with a modern gas furnace ($25,198). All funds were provided by the Commonwealth’s Green Communities Grant Program.
According to the FB post, LED lights already installed at Station 1, and insulation, boiler controls and progrmmable thermosats at Station 3, added to the newest changes, add up to $70,000 in state-funded energy upgrades.
“This work never would have been accomplished without the effort of the Acushnet Board of Selectmen and Building Commissioner James Marot,” reads the post. “Mr. Marot stated, ‘To date we have received almost $750,000 from the State for energy upgrades to many of the Towns buildings which has enabled us to upgrade our aging energy infrastructure to the most efficient equipment available which continues to save the taxpayer in Acushnet money.’
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