Latin America: Why are water companies trying to save energy?

In Latin America, a massive 45% of water is lost before it reaches the customer. This non-revenue water not only compounds the challenge of increasing drinking water access, it also represents a huge loss of energy.

Water and sanitation companies around the globe consume around 4% of the total energy produced worldwide, but lose up to four fifths of that energy between plant and tap.

According to the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, (ESMAP) energy efficiency measures can help water utilities reduce energy costs by 5 and 25%.


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