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2016/2017 Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume One)

Every Drop Counts

Reducing the Energy and Climate Footprint of Ontario’s Water Use

On May 30, 2017, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario released Volume One of her 2016/2017 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, Every Drop Counts: Reducing the Energy and Climate Footprint of Ontario’s Water Use, to the Ontario Legislature.

This report focuses on the connection between water and energy in Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater systems. These systems are the largest energy users for most municipalities, accounting for almost 40% of the total usage, on average.

With all levels of government planning major investments in water infrastructure renewal, Ontario municipalities have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to cut the energy and environmental footprints of their water and wastewater systems.

Read the full report or download individual sections of the report below:

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