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Kingston utility celebrates new 'bugs'

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By Terri Likens, Editor

Some new workers for the city of Kingston are receiving high praise from officials, but you won’t find their names on the payroll.

In fact, you won’t find their names at all.

“They’re bugs,” said City Manager Jim Pinkerton, who also oversees the sewage treatment plant. “I think they come from the food industry.”

Pinning down what the organisms are is difficult because they are a corporate secret. But what they do is clear: Save the city money — and plenty of it — at the sewage treatment plant.


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