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City expects new software to save power, cut costs


The city will soon install variable frequency drives on three of its water wells.

A representative from HOA solutions spoke with the council this summer and informed them about the benefits of installing VFD software on the city’s north water wells.

Most well pump motors are either on or off, they don’t have adjustable speeds. This new technology would run the pump in way that would pump the most water for the least amount of electricity. This technology finds the most efficient speed and runs the equipment at that pace.

Estimated electricity savings would be around $2,500 per month,...

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