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Construction begins on downtown alley lighting project

Beginning Tuesday, September 15, the City's contractor, Betschart Electrical Services LLC, will start construction of the Downtown Alley Lighting Project. Complimenting other City safety initiatives, this project will complete the installation of new LED lighting fixtures as well as the conversion of some existing lighting fixtures to LED in seven downtown alleys. The alleyways were chosen [...]

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation!

Using water efficiently, even during the rainiest of Olympia months, is important to help protect our precious drinking water resources for generations to come. We are proud to report that Olympian's have exceeded our original 5% goal and have reduced their water consumption by almost 9% - that’s over 98 million gallons! If you haven't yet joined the efforts of [...]

City of Tumwater Advances LED Lighting Project

The City of Tumwater is installing high efficiency light emitting diode (LED) streetlights. This is part of an energy savings project to replace 80% of the City's existing High Pressure Sodium streetlights. The high efficiency LED system saves electricity and reduces maintenance while providing significantly better light quality and has the added advantage of eliminating [...]

National Mayor’s Challenge For Water Conservation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date of Release:  April 1, 2015   Released by: Erin Conine, Water Conservation Program Coordinator 360.570.3793 [email protected]   Pledge to Conserve City of Olympia Mayor, Stephen Buxbaum, is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water by taking part in a national contest aimed at [...]

Thurston Energy launches new energy efficiency rebate offer for 5-county region

ColdCa$h for POW&R to benefit propane, oil & wood-heated homes, plus rentals in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis & Pacific   January 9, 2015 – Thurston Energy has recently launched a new weatherization rebate, ColdCa$h for POW&R.  Designed specifically for homes that are heated with propane, oil or wood, and/or are rental homes, this rebate can help property [...]

Agency Receives Green Business Award

Olympia/Thurston County, WA – Intercity Transit recently received a top honor for its significant green business practices. The award was given by the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Green Business Designation program at the Chamber’s April Forum event. The public transportation agency won the Green Business Award in the government category. It was recognized for [...]