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Innovative Energy Management Workshop for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in the Southwest

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EPA and our co-sponsors hosted the “Innovative Energy Management Workshop” on December 16, 2008 in Sacramento, California.  The workshop was designed to provide energy management concepts, tools, and techniques to assist water and wastewater utilities in implementing measurable energy reduction goals.

Co-sponsors: California State Water Resources Control Board, California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Water Environment Association, the Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works, and ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability).

With our co-sponsors, we have activities planned in the near future to help drinking water and wastewater utilities reduce energy use and incorporate the use of renewables into their operations.  We are committed to assisting communities in meeting the challenges posed by increasing energy costs and associated environmental concerns.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sacramento, CA

Workshop Highlights


Contact for Further Information

Cheryl McGovern (mcgovern.cheryl@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3415

“Despite the impacts of rising energy costs and climate change as major challenges facing water and wastewater utilities in the Pacific Southwest, the good news is that there are many opportunities to save money and help the environment by focusing on energy-efficient techniques. EPA’s new Energy Management Guidebook for Water and Wastewater Utilities offers innovative approaches for maximizing the sustainable use of energy, water, and waste, saving money, and improving performance.”

Wayne Nastri, Southwest Regional Administrator United States Environmental Protection Agency

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