Turning Water Pressure Into Power

Rocky Mountain utility will use hydroturbines to take advantage of elevation change.

Turning Water Pressure Into Power

This 1.0 MW Gugler hydroturbine, along with a 0.5 MW unit, will be installed at Pueblo Water’s Whitlock Water Treatment Plant.

Having its main water supply at a high elevation has always been a mixed blessing for Pueblo Water.

There is no need to pump the water to the plant because it flows downhill, but it comes in at a much higher pressure than the treatment process can handle.

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