In drinking water systems, pumping is necessary to transfer water from various sources (e.g., river, treatment plant) to separate destinations (e.g., treatment plant, storage reservoir). Approximately eighty percent of all energy used in water treatment and distribution is for pumping water.

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This section will cover the proper selection, maintenance, and replacement of pumps, motors, and controls that are needed to meet process requirements designed to help ensure that pumping systems operate effectively, reliably, and efficiently.