ENERGY REDUCTION = COST SAVINGS
Techniques for energy reduction in small and medium water and wastewater systems
BY FLORIDA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION
Municipal water and wastewater plants and their associated pumping facilities are the most energy intensive systems owned and operated by local governments and can account for as much as 35 percent of the energy consumed. USEPA studies indicate that as much as 10 percent of the total energy that is currently consumed can be saved. Generally, the pumping systems are the most logical place to target for energy reductions since every gallon of water passing through the system represents a significant energy cost, a cost that is magnified by water lost due to leaks.
12 • Second Quarter 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2010