Correlation of Energy Management Policies with Lower Energy Use in Public Water Systems

November 2018 | Robert B. Sowby

This research shows that water utilities with documented energy management policies, plans, or programs will use, on average, 30% less energy than comparable water utilities without such policies, even after considering the water system’s size, water sources, and climate setting. This finding reinforces the value of voluntary, internal policies in making water systems more sustainable.

ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 144 (11)