Water and Energy Efficiency
The relationship between water and energy is a close one. With a weight of more than eight pounds per gallon, water requires a tremendous amount of energy to move from a source such as a river or deep well, through the treatment process, and out into a distribution system that can stretch hundreds of miles. Water can also be used to generate electricity.
This relationship allows for opportunities to create efficiency and tap into a powerful source of renewable energy as part of the treatment and delivery process. More than an augmentation of the process, these efficiencies might be thought of better as untapped sources of energy and savings.
Other sources of energy, including solar power, can also be used to power water treatment and delivery. As demand for energy continues to rise, we must take every opportunity to capture efficiencies.
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