Generators for Water Treatment Facilities
Generators for Water Treatment Facilities

“For many municipal governments, drinking water and wastewater plants typically are the largest energy consumers, often accounting for 30 to 40 percent of total energy consumed. Overall, drinking water and wastewater systems account for approximately 2 percent of energy use in the United States.”

A wastewater treatment plant cleans sewage and water before they are returned to the environment. When the power goes out, the pumps may fail leading to discharge of untreated sewage into the environment. The discharge could also backup the sewage into homes and businesses.

Potable water treatment cleans water so it can be distributed to the public for consumption and use. When the power goes out, the water can become contaminated making it dangerous for public consumption. We see boil advisories when this occurs.


Potable water supplies are governed by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and wastewater treatment enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with state and local authorities. EPA Generator Operation and Maintenance Tips are very helpful and can be used for all mission critical backup power systems. Regardless of specific mandates and classifications for Emergency Power Systems (EPS), FM Generator provides equipment and preventive maintenance programs that meets the intent of EPA guidelines for generator operations.

Management of a wastewater or drinking water supply is not just a state or municipal function. There are many private water systems supporting single office buildings and large residential developments. Many times, Homeowner Associations are responsible for managing these critical systems. The need for expert support is critical to prevent disasters and fines from preventable events such as overflowing septic or untreated discharge of sewage.

With more than 50 years’ experience, FM Generator’s experts in reliability can assist you with an Equipment Strategy and Preventative Maintenance Service to help you ensure the integrity of your vital water systems. When it comes to backup power reliability, you can count on us! We have kept mission critical water treatment facilities powered for decades!

For more information or for a quote, call FM Generator today at 800-253-6617 or email us at For more information on our other services we can provide, feel free to visit our website at