Water & Wastewater Facilities


Energy use within local governments can account for nearly 10% of the overall operating budget (U.S. DOE, 2005a). A significant amount of this energy use occurs at municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities. With pumps, motors, and other equipment operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, water and wastewater facilities are among the largest consumers of energy within a community.

FOCUS ON ENERGY® provides financial incentives for equipment upgrades that deliver measurable energy and financial savings for wastewater facilities. Focus on Energy’s team of dedicated Water and Wastewater Energy Advisors are here to help you achieve your energy-saving potential.

Assess your savings potential

Collaborate with Wastewater Service Providers (WSPs) to evaluate the energy usage at your facility. Wastewater Plant Energy Assessments provide $5,000 (up to 90% of an assessment’s cost) to evaluate capital projects and low cost/no cost savings opportunities in your system.  

Wastewater Service Providers List [PDF]

Wastewater Plant Assessment Application [PDF]

SAMPLE Wastewater Plant Assessment [DOCX]

WSP Training Presentation [PPTX]

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Wastewater success stories

Wastewater operators across Wisconsin are taking steps to become more energy-efficient and control energy costs. But don’t take our word for it. Hear directly from customers in these case studies:

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Additional Information

Want to know how much your custom project is worth?

Focus on Energy may pay up to 50% of the cost of an energy project assessment to help you determine the viability of a potential energy project for complex or process-related equipment. The project assessment incentive is not available for standard space heating or cooling applications. 

Download the Project Assessment Incentive Guide [PDF] to get started. Pre-approval is required.