chapter  6
Energy-Efcient Operating Strategies
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Electrical energy consumption at water and wastewater treatment plants is increasing because of more stringent regulations and customer concerns about water quality (CEC, 2001). As a result, more facility managers are turning to energy management to reduce operating costs; however, reducing energy consumption by managing the facility’s electrical load is only part of the equation. Operating strategies to reduce energy usage also include biosolids management, operation and maintenance practices, and inflow and infiltration control; these operating strategies are discussed in this chapter.