Category: Energy Efficiency

Telluride Saves Nearly $50,000 per Year with Energy Upgrades

TELLURIDE, Colo. – The Town of Telluride, Colo. has made a series of energy efficiency upgrades to the water and wastewater treatment facilities that are saving nearly $50,000 per year, with new improvements set to provide even more savings when completed. Improvements include motor capacitors, geothermal heating and cooling, solar power and micro hydroelectric power… Read more »

Colorado Rural Water Energy Assessment Leads to Energy Efficiency Upgrades

WILEY, Colo.– An energy assessment for the May Valley Water District led to energy efficiency upgrades that reduced the system’s pumping costs by 40%. “We identified the opportunity to lower energy consumption by resizing and upgrading one of the water well pumps,” said Joe Kleffner, a Colorado Rural Water Association Energy Program Technician. “The existing… Read more »

ARWA Assistance, USDA funding, Helps Arkansas Town Solve Wastewater Problem, Save Money

McRAE, Ark. – Mayor Robert Sullivan inspects one of the newly-lined manholes of the McRae, Ark. wastewater collection system. Assistance from the Arkansas Rural Water Association and funding from USDA helped refurbish the manholes, solving an inflow problem and saving the community over $3,000 per year. “We had just completed upgrades on the wastewater plant… Read more »

Rural Water Energy Assessment Saves Town Over $100,000

GOWANDA, N.Y. – The Village of Gowanda, N.Y. is set to save over $100,000 per year after an energy assessment by Jamie Herman from the New York Rural Water Association. Most of the savings will come from a review of the system’s utility bills, which showed the village qualified for a discounted energy rate. The… Read more »

Nebraska Rural Water helps Ashland with sustainability

ASHLAND, Neb. – The City of Ashland, Neb. has been looking for ways to save money and improve the function of their water utility. Now, with the help of the Nebraska Rural Water Association, the system started to progress toward their goals. “The training has reinforced what we were trying to do,” said Bill Torpy,… Read more »

NRWA launching energy efficiency program

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association will begin a new energy efficiency program designed to promote energy efficient practices in small water and wastewater systems. “Energy efficiency in utilities is an important part of ensuring that rural communities are sustainable,” said NRWA CEO Sam Wade. “”Small water and wastewater systems can benefit significantly… Read more »