Whether it’s a small or large municipal or industrial system, most water and wastewater plants have challenges in operating efficiently. Redundancy and future capacity are built in, with little flexibility to respond to low-flow or low-loading conditions. Aging equipment lacks turndown and other controls.
Cascade has helped improve the energy performance of water and wastewater plants including:
- Groundwater- and surface-sourced
- Multi-zone distribution systems
- Activated sludge and many other secondary treatment technologies
- Advanced tertiary reclamation
- Solids handling
With nearly every market and regulatory trend pushing rates upward, energy management is one place where you have the ability to exert a downward pressure on rates. From older to very new systems, our engineers and operators can work with your staff and your electric utility to identify, implement, and track energy and cost-saving measures. These measures might include operations and maintenance (O&M) improvements such as fixing leaks and optimizing set points, capital projects, or ongoing energy management programs.
We’ll help you put together an energy team with the training and tools to match energy consumption with demand, reducing operating costs within the bounds of water quality and permit requirements.