Commissioners approve fund for energy efficient light fixtures at aquatic center

CLARKSTON, WA - The Asotin County Commissioners voted Monday morning for the Asotin County Family Aquatic Center to spend money on energy efficient fixtures.

Director Nick Bacon said they want to replace lighting fixtures for the indoor pool, to lower utility costs. He said they've focused on energy efficiency in many areas of the center but the indoor pool has been neglected.

"We're discussing replacing 400 watt metal halide light-bulbs with LEDs," said Bacon. "Which have a significantly lower electrical output, but still produce equal lighting."

Bacon said an estimate from Collier Electric puts the project at around $31,000. He said the money will come from the capital fund which consists of money that has been set aside solely for new equipment and fixtures. The commission directed Bacon to move forward with the plan and seek bids for the project, contingent upon advice from Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jane Risley.