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ASDWA and RCAP Partner on Energy Audit Web Event

Recognizing rural water utilities’ need for energy efficiency assistance, and the value of such activities in supporting state capacity development strategies, ASDWA and RCAP partnered, on January 12th, to host an energy audit webinar for state drinking water program staff. Nearly 100 registered participants attended the web event

Ohio RCAP’s Scott Strahley presented a wealth of information – a veritable “how to” plan for conducting energy audits for small water utilities. Strahley covered not only the process but also captured identifiable, achievable benefits from the process and made a compelling case for including energy savings initiatives as part of sustainability and sound fiscal responsibility.

Webinar attendees also heard from Robert Stewart, RCAP’s Executive Director, who outlined a national training effort to bring this Energy Audit approach to all RCAP offices and undertake a pilot initiative involving selected small water systems to put the training into action. ASDWA has posted the presentation slides and a link to the recorded event under the Small Systems/Capacity Development/Tools section of the ASDWA website at www.asdwa.org.