Tips on Being “Green”
Welcome to our “Green Tips” area of the Lebanon Utilities website! Here you can find information about energy saving and water conservation measures.
We are committed to making Lebanon, Indiana one of the cleanest and greenest cities in Indiana. We understand our impact to the environment with most of our electricity produced by coal, the precious commodity of water that we provide and the public trust that it is not only in good supply but always safe to drink as well as the potential of environmental impacts with our waste water treatment.
The Lebanon Utilities Board passed a Resolution to support our efforts with renewable energy and conservation of resources. Lebanon Utilities has launched a tree-saving eBill campaign (eBill users have increased from 35 to almost 600), invested in a solar recharge station for community use (for charging cellphone and electronics on the go), and installed solar street lights in a pilot program to assess cost benefits and battery life. In addition, Lebanon Utilities is now facilitating curbside recycling.
Most recently, Lebanon Utilities was chosen by the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) for a pilot “Green Power” program. Lebanon Utility customers (both residential and commercial) have the option to pay an extra one cent per kilowatt hour of electric usage for their electricity to come from green sources like solar, wind and hydro, instead of coal. An average residential customer uses around 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month; opting to go green would only cost an extra $10 a month.