Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency in POTWs
MnTAP partners with Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) and companies to reduce wastewater loading and increase energy efficiency. Wastewater loading reduction has many benefits for industrial users, POTWs, and cities. Businesses that reduce their discharge volume use raw materials more efficiently. Additionally, money can be saved by avoiding product loss, reducing surcharges, and averting pretreatment costs. POTWs may benefit from the reduction of wastewater loading by avoiding capital costs associated with industrial waste removal, reducing operating costs by using fewer chemicals to remove contaminants, and increasing overall treatment capacity.
These Web pages provide information about pollution prevention and energy efficiency opportunities for your POTW plant, as well as resources for working with industrial users to reduce wastewater loading to your plant.