El Paso, Texas, USA downtown city skyline at dusk with Juarez, Mexico in the distance.

The City of El Paso has experienced substantial advantages from implementing the AQUADVANCED® solution, including a 10% yearly decrease in electricity costs and a 6% enhancement in pump efficiency. The technology has also improved the comprehension of the water system, simplified operations, and boosted asset performance.

The Issues in El Paso, Texas

The City of El Paso has always prioritized the provision of safe and dependable drinking water, a commitment that results in annual energy bills surpassing $7 million. To reconcile the requirements of a multifaceted water operation with electricity rates, the city looked for a technological solution to boost operational efficiency and cut expenses. In 2012, El Paso adopted AQUADVANCED® Energy. The city later incorporated Energy Monitoring in 2018 and integrated 300 wastewater treatment assets into the system in 2023.

The Outcomes

The implementation has brought about significant benefits for El Paso over the past decade. The technology has resulted in an average annual saving of 10% on electricity bills and enhanced pump efficiency by 6%.

In addition to these quantifiable benefits, the system has offered the city valuable insights into the behaviour of its water system under various demand scenarios. The technology’s geographic visualization of complex data has played a crucial role in training new staff and promoting a comprehensive understanding of system assets, including pumps, flow meters, pipes, valves, and tanks. This has simplified operations, ensuring optimal performance and longevity of essential assets. The AQUADVANCED® solution has demonstrated to be a flexible, adaptable, and consistent method for managing the water network, providing the city with a resilient framework that effectively adapts to evolving challenges and demands. The adoption of this smart water technology signifies a transformative move towards a more sustainable and efficient water management paradigm for the City of El Paso.