Ontario Pump Performance & Efficiency Testing

Toward Municipal Sector Conservation:
A Pump Efficiency Assessment and Awareness Pilot Study

With the support of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Conservation Fund, HydraTek has performed performance and efficiency testing on more than 150 water pumps of various sizes across the Province of Ontario in order to raise awareness and drive energy conservation efforts in the sector.  This testing component of this 2 year program commencing was completed at the end of 2012 and will culminate in a report, anticipated to be publicly available by mid-2013, which can be used for performance benchmarking and improving planning, design, operation and maintenance activities in the industry.

Project Partners & Links

Click on the logos to see each partner's webpage(s) devoted to this project.


Final Report (May 2013)

Modern Pumping Today:  Measuring the True Performance of Pumps in Operation

World Pumps: Refurbishment is vital to efficiency

Water21: Canada Takes a Lead in Benchmarking Pump Energy Efficiency

Canadian Municipal Water News & Review: The Reality of Pump Energy Efficiency and Performance: Canada Sets Example in Characterizing Actual Energy Efficiency of Water Pumps with Province-wide Testing Program

Water Canada: Savings at the Pump: Understanding the Real Energy Efficiency of Water Pumps

Environmental Science & Engineering: Thermodynamic Method Used for Pump Performance and Efficiency Testing Program

HydraTek Pump Performance & Efficiency Testing Brochure

Mexico's Directory of Entities Focussed on Energy Efficiency


OWWA/OMWA 2012 Joint Annual Conference | 6-9 May 2012 | Niagara Falls

OCE Smart Drinking Water Distribution Systems Workshop | 9 January 2013 | Toronto

AEESOC (Southern Ontario Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers) Chapter Meeting | 27 March 2013 | Toronto

SCOWWA Spring Conference | 03 April 2013 | St. Catharines

IWA International Conference on Asset Management for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Systems | 24-26 April 2013 | Marbella, Spain

OWWA/OMWA 2013 Joint Annual Conference | 05-08 May 2013 | Ottawa

IME Site Testing Seminar | 12 June 2013 | London, UK

OWWA Fall Distribution Workshop | 19 September 2013 | Vaughan, Ontario

Canadian Energy and Water Efficiency Conference | 16-18 October 2013 | Calgary

IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference | 21-23 May 2014 | Mexico City

ACWWA Conference - The Value of All Water | 19-22 October 2014 | Halifax, Nova Scotia

ANEAS XXVIII Annual Conference and Expo | 10-14 November 2014 | Mérida, Mexico

IWA Conference on Water Efficiency and Performance Assessment of Water Services | 20-24 April 2015 | Cincinnati, USA

BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show | 27-30 May 2015 | Kelowna, British Columbia

CWWA National Water and Wastewater Conference | 25-28 October 2015 | Whistler, British Columbia