The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia – Energy at Work: City of Philadelphia Water Department
Energy at Work
Innovative Energy Strategies for the Regional Business Community
Page 8: City of Philadelphia Water Department
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) provides integrated water, wastewater, and stormwater services. As a significant energy user, PWD wanted to diversify its energy portfolio and demonstrate its commitment to waste recovery as part of its pledge to be sustainable and cost-conscious. PWD’s wastewater treatment plants present substantial opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions via the recovery and use of fuel created onsite from the anaerobic digestion process.