Water reclamation can anchor the creation of a district energy system. Â The creation of district energy system can enable the distribution and reuse of reclaimed water into a community.
Construct a water reclamation plant to recover the energy and water from sewage
Subscribers to the wastewater treatment plant provide the initial cash flow and enable the initial utility.
When expanding the utility, it is the higher value resource that will subsidize the ongoing expansion of the utility.
If the revenue per household from sewage treatment is $300 and the revenue per household from heating/cooling is $1,500; one home connected to the district energy system provides 5 times the revenue from connecting a home to the sewer. Revenue from reclaimed water helps to cover the operating costs.
One of the key enablers of reusing the water throughout the community, is that the reclaimed water is both a source of non-potable water and the carrier of thermal energy. The latter is a much higher value resource.
This makes the TITUS DESS system an essential driver for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reusing water and energy across the community.
More importantly, by combining services, customers should see a 10% savings on their utility bills.
By reducing a community energy supply requirements by 50% with a TITUS DESS you can double the feasibility of other renewable electricity systems (wind, solar pv, biomass, waste to energy, etc.)
Typically 55% to 65% of a community's energy consumption is related to heating, cooling and domestic hot water.
By providing 90% of the thermal energy by alternative means, you actually reduce over 50% of a community's energy supply requirements.
By reducing 50% of a community's energy supply in this way, you can often double the feasibility of the renewable electricity systems (wind, solar pv, biomass, waste to energy, etc.)
If you have a renewable electricity source that provides 7% of your needs, that source will now provide 14% of your needs.
By reducing the potable water supply of a community by 40% we increase the capacity of the reservoir and reduce the treatment and pumping costs of the water utility.
By providing reclaimed water back into the community for irrigation, toilet flushing, laundry and other non-potable applications, we reduce the demand on the on the reservoir by 40% per year,
That is 40% of the water that does not need to be treated to drinking water quality,
This is 40% of the water that does not need to be pumped from the reservoir,
This has a compounding effect on the capacity of the reservoir.