Optimizing Water and Wastewater Utilities to Reduce Cost and Energy Use
Energy drives the world, and the world’s appetite for energy is growing exponentially. From individual actions to national policies, energy conservation is a crucial element of our future way of life.
Especially in public utilities, where we are accountable to the “public good”, efficient practices and energy reduction need to be imbedded in all that we do, from procurement of materials to production of clean water at the tap.
We Can Help
EEI specializes in designing or modifying systems for optimum energy usage and lowest lifetime cost of operation, because we believe it is the most important work we can do.
Energy Efficiency Resources
Listed below are links to resources on Federal and State energy programs, as well as informational sites dedicated to energy efficiency. Your suggestions for additions to the list are welcome.
- U.S. Department of Energy – Energy tax breaks
- Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy – Business and residental alternative energy help and incentives
- Civilization’s Future – especially check out Articles, number 5 on the list shown on the home page
Conservation is Key
Energy conservation in water and wastewater systems has become a political, economical and environmental necessity.
Once energy is consumed or converted, is is very difficult to recover. With all the current discussion of alternative energy sources, energy conservation is still the cheapest and cleanest solution.
Conservation can take many forms. A private homeowner may weatherize her house; a public water utility can opt for system design that is highly efficient.