Getting A Handle On Energy

There’s a simple process for cutting your treatment plant’s energy usage: benchmark, audit, implement and monitor.

The U.S. EPA estimates 30 to 40 percent of a municipality’s energy consumption is for treating water and wastewater. That’s a total of $4 billion annually nationwide. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), meanwhile, states that electricity represents about 75 percent of the cost...

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