Energy Efficiency

Water and wastewater agencies constantly balance the need to meet growing population demand and increasingly stringent water quality regulations with facility expansions, while also consciously monitoring energy consumption and operational costs. Energy efficiency is more important than ever before. Read on for examples of excellence in energy efficiency.

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Jan 31 2018
The Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Athens, Ga., has begun considering the switch over to solar power to provide energy for the treatment…
Jan 4 2018
The Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works plant in Scotland achieved a 85% energy self-sufficiency throughout 2017. The plant was able to successfully…
Dec 15 2017
The Deer Path Braves 8th Grade Varsity Robotics Team, based in Lake Forest, Ill., was tasked with finding an innovative solution to a current problem…
Aug 9 2017
Municipal wastewater treatment facilities (WWTFs) are aging, and many have pumps and blowers near the end of their useful lives consuming more power…
Jul 7 2017
I was amazed when a professor in my undergrad program likened traffic flow to hydrodynamic systems. Specifically, traffic flow was first simulated by…
Jun 23 2017
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Biogas Council (ABC) partnered to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable…
Jun 20 2017
Xylem, a global water technology company, published its 2016 Sustainability Report, which outlines its progress in advancing solutions to global…
Jun 1 2017
The City of Logan, Utah, received two awards at the 2017 Rural Water Association of Utah conference. Paul Lindhardt, water/wastewater division…
May 16 2017
Harris Williams & Co., a middle-market investment bank focused, announced the pending sale of Comverge Inc. to Itron Inc. Comverge is a provider…
Apr 25 2017
The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) and Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) released research that shows that water-efficient toilets could…
Apr 25 2017
Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announces its e-Series line of products achieves and exceeds efficiency targets for clean-water pumps set forth…
Apr 18 2017
The Kenosha Water Utility was honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) with the Grand Award for its Energy Optimized Resource…
Jan 9 2017
Marrakech is Morocco’s fourth largest city, home to more than 1 million people. The city has seen rapid urban growth in recent years, causing…
Aug 2 2016
Water and wastewater agencies constantly balance the need to meet growing population demand and increasingly stringent water quality regulations with…
Jun 28 2016
The departments of Agriculture (USDA) and the Interior announced more than $47 million in investments to help water districts and producers on…
Jun 21 2016
Spiral Water Technologies has received the Innovation Award for its proprietary Automatic Self Cleaning Filter. The award was presented by BlueTech…
Dec 9 2015
Wastewater, sewage gas and sewage sludge are three waste products that contain valuable heat energy that can be recovered. The latest waste-to-heat…
Dec 4 2015
Danfoss announced its commitment to supporting action on climate change as part of the U.S. White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge. By…
Dec 3 2015
Siemens will support the city of Vienna, Austria in optimizing its main sewage plant in terms of energy. For this purpose, Siemens is supplying the…
Dec 1 2015
Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., celebrated the opening of the University of Arizona’s Water and Energy…
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