Posted on June 18, 2012

VIDEO: More Efficient Pumps Save Money, Water for Farmers

Farmers in PG&E’s service territory are being encouraged to take advantage of a unique program designed to save them water and lower their energy bills.

The Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program  at Fresno State’s Center for Irrigation Technology provides pump testing – many at no cost to farmers – and information on how improve pump performance. The goal is to maximize pump efficiency because efficient pumps use less energy. (For more money-back solutions for PG&E’s agricultural customers, click here.)

So far, about 25,000 pump tests have been conducted and more farmers are expressing interest as word spreads about PG&E’s program partnership with Fresno State.

In this video story, Currents gets a close-up look at the pump testing taking place in a growing number of fields and talks to farmers about the program.

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