Companies of all stripes are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to cost-cutting. But this firm may have the strangest savings tactic of them all.
Armed with the scientific evidence that microbes in sewage are particularly sensitive to rhythms and harmonies, this German sewage plant took the next logical step.
The plant began playing music composed by Mozart to break down the sewage more efficiently.
At the plant, Mozart classics such as “The Magic Flute ” and “The Marriage of Figaro” are played round the clock — by speakers that are designed to mimic the acoustics of a concert.
Laugh if you want, but the company has concrete evidence to back up the move. The plant claims it has cut sewage disposal costs by $1,200 per month since it began the Mozart marathon.