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.

Pump Assessment Offering

Are you struggling with an oversized or inefficient pumping system? Focus on Energy is offering a comprehensive assessment to identify performance issues and provide opportunities for improvement. Receive $500/pump assessed, up to 100% of the assessment cost. Qualifying motors must be 75 HP or greater and operate a minimum of 500 hours per year.

Schedule your pump assessment with a Focus on Energy Trade Ally and uncover the potential energy savings. Review the Pump Assessment Overview and Application for more information and to get started. Additional prescriptive or custom incentives may be available for projects identified as part of your assessment.

Take your project a step further by receiving a BONUS for installing a variable speed drive (VSD) on your pump system following your pump assessment:

  • 50% bonus, up to $2,000.
  • Total incentive, including the bonus, may not exceed the cost of the equipment.
  • Projects must be completed within six months of the assessment (no later than December 31, 2022).

Pump Assessment Application [PDF]

Variable Speed Drive Bonus [PDF]

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.