Case Study

White House Utility District Reduces Costs By Over $1 Million

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White House Utility District Reduces Costs By Over $1 Million

In 2007, White House Utility District (WHUD), a water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses in Tennessee, faced a dilemma: how to meet a projected growing demand for water within the budget and capital constraints faced by municipal and mid-sized utilities everywhere. Early projections indicated that WHUD might need to invest up to $15 million to $20 million in transmission upgrades and treatment plant expansions to meet its service commitments. Expanded capacity would also mean higher expenses in terms of energy — electricity is approximately 30% of the cost of producing water — employees, chemicals and maintenance.