ENERGY STAR Tool for Drinking Water and Wastewater Facilities
America's drinking water and wastewater facilities can now save energy and reduce their carbon footprint with expanded tools available from EPA's ENERGY STAR Program. Enhancements to Portfolio Manager, the Agency's popular energy tracking tool for commercial facilities, allow water utilities to track energy use and associated carbon emissions, set targets for investment priorities, and verify efficiency improvements. Water and wastewater facilities are energy intensive, accounting for more than one-third of municipal energy use. Improving the energy efficiency of America's drinking water and wastewater systems by 10% would save about $400 million and more than 5 billion kWh annually.