Using Rebates to Reduce Water System Energy Costs

DATE:              Thursday, December 6

TIME:               1:00-2:00PM (eastern)

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Reducing energy costs is one of the few options available to water systems to decrease costs. Energy costs represent the largest controllable cost of providing water services and make up as much as 40 percent of operating costs. Not only that, experts project that energy costs will increase 20 percent over the next 15 years. Reducing energy costs often requires upfront investments in energy efficiency improvements.

This webinar will cover rebates available for energy efficiency upgrades specific to water systems, such as those for pumps and motors. We will discuss finding rebates applicable to your system using the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), as well as examples of rebates available in a particular utility territory (Duke Energy).

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Webinar Focus – Tribal and Very Small Systems

EPA’s Office of Research & Development is hosting the next in its series of webinars on challenges and treatment solutions for small water systems.  This month’s event will focus on tribal and very small systems.

DATE:              November 27

TIME:               2:00-3:00PM (eastern)

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This two-part event will look first at some of the work that National Tribal Water Center (NTWC) has done in partnership with Tribes – both Alaska Native and American Indian Communities – to address the water and sanitation concerns in their communities.

The second part of the webinar will focus on low-cost treatment technologies for small rural water systems using the results of Puerto Rico treatability studies and will also cover the O&M requirements for the various technologies under discussion.