Local, county and federal officials gathered Tuesday at the Chapaton Treatment and Retention Basin at 9 Mile and Jefferson in St. Clair Shores to flip the switches on a solar power system for the facility.
The 84 solar panels and other energy-efficient projects at the 30,000 square-foot facility cost $705,000.
The project used $287,000 in federal economic stimulus funds and $418,000 in state revolving funds to pay for the project.
County officials believe the panels and other energy saving measures will save the county - and St. Clair Shores and Eastpointe which utilize the facility - about $5,000 a month.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco said the program may be expanded to other offices.