Water suppliers have distinct and specific needs and concerns. For example, suppliers have concerns about setting up rate structures that balance needed revenue against declining water consumption. Learn from experts how to best align rates with revenue, or how to develop a water conservation program for your community. Select a topic below to see an expanded list of subtopics that focus on your specific interest or question.
Guidance document on setting up utility rate structures that can accommodate reduced revenue related to reduced demand for water.
Simplified Excel tool for water utilities. Assesses the revenue that would be at risk if residential customers reduce water demand.
Literature review of water usage in the energy industry
Reports on water consumed in each state for electricity generation
Steps to set up water and energy efficiency practices at water/wastewater facilities. Includes links to additional information
Minnesota specific recommendations for water and energy conservation at water/wastewater facilities.
Overview information on energy efficiency
Steps to conducting an energy audit
Suggestions for reducing energy usage
Handbook includes chapter on employee education
List of programs and tools for assistance in financing water infrastructure improvements
Manual, DVD, and water audit software for assessing system water losses
Regional and community water consumption based on MNDNR data.
Regional and community water demands projections at current per capita rates, based on Metropolitan Council population projections.
Regional and community water demand projections at reduced per capita rates, based on Metropolitan Council population projections.
White Paper on types of water conservation rate structures
Resource Library of multiple programs and research
Rebates for commercial water uses to convert to native landscape
Free water audit of irrigation systems
Credit given on water bill if Smart Irrigation system installed
Separate water meters for irrigation systems
For Energy Star washing machines, WaterSense toilets, faucets, showerheads, and irrigation controllers
Excel-based model with standardized methodology to evaluate water costs, savings, and benefits using pre-defined water conservation activities
Eligibility includes public education programs
Includes guidance for making the case for water conservation education
Tools, issues and resources for water suppliers
Free information available to AWWA members