Sep 18, 2006

EPA Provides New Information on Energy Conservation and Wastewater Treatment

A new fact sheet on energy conservation from the U.S. EPA will assist municipal and utility managers and operators in evaluating ways to reduce energy consumption within wastewater treatment plants. Technical and cost information on a variety of energy management techniques and new energy efficient equipment can be used to reduce a utility’s energy bills.
“Saving energy saves money for water utilities and their ratepayers,” said Benjamin H. Grumbles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Water.
The fact sheet also includes information on ways to produce energy on site by using solar cells, microturbines, fuel cells and effective utilization of bio-gas, which can be produced in biosolids processing. In addition, several case studies of energy savings at utilities have been documented.