Energy Intensity of Utah Water Utilities: Results of a 2015 Study

2015 | Robert B. Sowby

Water services require significant amounts of energy, and energy is typically a water utility’s largest controllable cost. While good data exist for other states, Utah’s position is relatively unknown. A 2015 study, the first of its kind in Utah, collected and analyzed energy data from dozens of water and wastewater utilities throughout the state. This presentation summarizes the study’s results and discusses some of the data issues encountered during the study.

American Water Works Association, Intermountain Section, Annual Conference