According to the EPA, every year in the United States up to $1.41B is lost to inefficient energy practices in water and wastewater industries (1A,1B). As the largest consumers of energy for municipalities, these utilities have a significant impact on the overall bottom line. Nearly 80% of municipal water costs are attributable to electricity consumption. However, incorporating energy efficient practices into these facilities can save 15 to 30 percent of these energy costs (2).
How can I incorporate energy efficient practices into my plant?
The greatest consumer of electricity in municipal water and wastewater industries is pumping systems, which account for over 50% of electricity usage (3). Utilizing a smart level controller allows you to schedule or modify pumping routines during peak and off-peak times, which can greatly reduce associated energy costs. To get an idea of how much you can save, you can use the Siemens Cost-of-Water calculator.
Siemens’ Cost-of-Water calculator allows you to determine the potential savings based on the following factors:
The result is a side-by-side comparison of how much you are spending to operate a pump annually at the various energy rates of your electricity supplier. The comparison is designed to assist you in implementing economy pumping routines and at the same time help you in your efforts to reduce high-cost energy consumption.
How can I learn more about economy pumping?
Sign up for the May 16th webinar.
How much could I save through economy pumping routines?
Find out for yourself by following this link to access the Cost-of-Water Calculator. Then share your results in the comment section!
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