Resource Optimization

Defensible decision-making relies on robust platforms with high data throughput and calculation capacity. The energy-water nexus makes optimal operations are more critical than ever. The U.S. Congressional Research Service reports on the mutual link between energy and water resources:

Energy consumption by public drinking water and wastewater utilities, primarily owned and operated by local governments, can represent 30-40 percent of a municipality’s energy bill. At drinking water plants alone, the largest energy use -- approximately 80 percent -- operates pumps.

Energy is the highest budget item second to labor. Barriers to improved operational efficiency include capital costs, reluctance to implement new technologies or manage data of water and energy together -- not separately.