updated: 8/16/2010 12:43:28 PM

Grants Target Municipal Water Treatment Facilities

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A new program is providing grants to help improve energy efficiency at municipal water treatment facilities throughout the state. Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman says the Energy Efficiency for Water Treatment grant program offers up to $100,000 for the replacement of water treatment pumps and motors.

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(Indianapolis)--- Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has announced a program that gives Municipal water treatment facilities in Indiana access to grants to improve the energy efficiency of pumps and motors in these facilities. The Energy Efficiency for Water Treatment (EEWT) grant program offers grants up to $100,000 for replacement of water treatment pumps and motors. Applicants for the program must provide a 50 percent cost match.

The EEWT grant program is available to government-owned water treatment facilities in Indiana. The amount of each grant will range from $25,000 to $100,000. A total of $340,000 is available for this program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program and administered by the Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED). Lt. Governor Skillman oversees OED.

“The energy savings that can be realized by replacing pumps and motors in a water treatment facility are significant”, said Lt. Governor Skillman. “With this grant it’s possible for the local match to pay for itself in just two years.”

While the program focuses on the replacement of water treatment facilities pumps and motors, projects that utilize other technologies for reducing energy usage in a water treatment facility will be considered. Regardless of the technology employed, the project must show demonstrable energy efficiency improvements. Technologies that include waste recovery are eligible but will require additional environment related paperwork to be approved.

The application period is now open. Grant Guidelines and application forms will be available at www.Energy.IN.gov. Applications must be received by OED by October 29, 2010. Successful applicants of the competitive grant process will be informed in November, 2010.

Source: Indiana Office of Energy Development

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