Water and Wastewater

Water and Wastewater

In December 2014, Better Plants began partnering with water and wastewater treatment agencies—organizations that face high energy costs as a proportion of total operating costs. DOE is working with this group of partners to improve their energy intensity based on sector-specific metrics. The expansion includes two of the Nation’s largest and most complex water systems, those servicing the cities of Los Angeles and New York.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: Implementing innovative energy efficiency solutions
ISO 50001 for Water & Wastewater

This white paper features the benefits of SEP to the water and wastewater treatment sector through a pilot program involving seven water and wastewater treatment agencies.

Wastewater Infrastructure

Catalyze the adoption of innovative and best-practice approaches in data management, technologies, and financing for wastewater infrastructure improvement

Water and Wasterwater partners

Over twenty partners have committed improving the energy efficiency of their participating water resource recovery facilities by at least 30 percent and integrate at least one resource recovery measure.

Featured Solutions

This webinar for the Better Plants Program covers the technical assistant options available to water and wastewater partners.
This webinar for the Better Plants Program covers the benefits of biogas for Water/Wastewater treatment plants.
This webinar for the Better Plants Program covers the benefits of biogas for Water/Wastewater treatment plants.
This webinar for the Better Plants Program covers the wastewater energy intensity metrics, program guidance, and reporting timelines
This webinar for the Better Plants Program serves as a primer for the importance of energy efficiency projects for water/wastewater plants
This pre-In-Plant Training webinar discusses the water-energy nexus and provides energy efficiency tips related to water and wastewater treatment.

Priorities

Various tools and resources are being evaluated that can help water and wastewater agencies monitor and improve their energy performance. Quarterly webinars are being held that will address energy efficiency topics that are specific to this sector, such as establishing appropriate metrics and baselines, using biogas as fuel, and nitrogen removal technologies and impacts on energy consumption and baselines.