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Water Stewardship - Why Conservation Makes Sense For Business

Even in the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota businesses are redefining the role of the private sector in caring for and conserving our most precious resource – water. Water has been undervalued for many decades, but companies are starting to notice that the cost of water and wastewater disposal is draining their budget. Hidden costs of water include energy to heat, pump, and treat it, plus wastewater management. Savvy businesses are thinking critically about water stewardship and how to protect this asset not only for business use, but also for their communities and local ecosystems that depend on clean water now and into the future.

Reducing water use can make your operation more efficient and save money on the volume of water used and the costs of processing and treatment. Learn more about water conservation strategies here.

These pages will help you determine where to start, continue, or improve your water conservation program. For specific information on water conservation opportunities within your industry, please visit the Industries Web page.

Check out the NEW water projects underway now!

Learn about MnTAP's project focusing on energy efficiency (E2) in Minnesota municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP)

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