Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2009 - (Page 16)

SOUNDS BY JOHN E. REGNIER Too Good to be True… But it’s Real!! PRODUCING AND DISTRIBUTING water as well as treating and disposing of wastewater is a very energy-intensive process that consumes enormous amounts of electricity in this country. Reduce your electric costs and save energy without spending money. Unfortunately, the rate structures and schedules that govern how electric suppliers charge customers for this electricity are poorly understood by water professionals, especially those responsible for small systems. Fortunately, however, when properly understood, these rate provisions offer many avenues for systems to save significant money and the energy it represents, often without any action other than altering pumping schedules. 16 • Second Quarter 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2009

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2009
From the President
Energy Conservation for Small Utilities
Sounds Too Good to Bet True...But It's Real!
Algae to Biodiesel
Wind to Water
Utility Management in a Down Economy
Waterbrick: Bulk Water Delivery System Pulls Double Duty as Shelter
Five Attributes of Inspirational Leaders
Regulatory Update
Rally Wrap Up
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2009