There is a true nexus between water and energy. Namely with the realization that every gallon of water delivered to our customers requires a certain amount of Energy and Power to deliver it. This electrical component is large and accounts for one of the single greatest direct costs associated with water production. Energy and Power are mainly consumed in the pumping of water, but are also part of the treatment processes as well.
We have over 130 water pumping systems totaling nearly 9,000 horsepower. As such - it would cost over one million dollars a year in electricity to provide this valuable resource (2018 figures) if Mountain Regional Water did not utilize efficiency and conservation measures in its operation.