There is huge potential to cut water utilities' GHG emissions in half — quickly and at low to no cost — using existing, high-efficiency technologies.
Water utilities are on the frontlines of building a resilient future. Centralized wastewater infrastructure provides sanitation to more than 75% of the population across the US and Europe. The world’s 50 largest utilities supply drinking water for more than 1 billion people.
But today’s water systems are also major sources of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. If water utilities can meaningfully reduce their GHG emissions, they have a unique opportunity to contribute to the containment of climate change.
High-efficiency technologies are helping utilities cut emissions across the water cycle, today:
INFRASTRUCTURE DECISIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR DECADES.
By investing today, water utilities will reduce emissions and free up capital to fund essential infrastructure. The race to zero is a win-win. Let’s go!