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Water and Wastewater

Industry Overview

From water intake and treatment, through transportation to distribution to waste water collection and treatment - motors are the heartbeat of your water treatment operations. They power your pumps and run your aerators, so they need to be able to operate reliably in some of the most dirty and wet environments.

Baldor-Reliance® is a name that is synchronous with quality and a brand you can trust. At ABB, we strive to find better, more energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions for managing the entire water cycle. From high performance pump motors and integrated motor drives, Baldor-Reliance motor products help drive performance of your operation.

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Baldor-Reliance motors meet regulations for increased energy efficiency, reliability, uptime, longer machinery life and less maintenance. A motor that does not need to be replaced is a more sustainable solutions to the environment. ABB brings deep experience to help water and wastewater companies thrive during energy transitions that help to reduce carbon footprint.



At ABB, we understand that efficiencies make a world of difference - operationally, financially, environmentally and for our society. In order to achieve higher efficiencies, motors rely on VFDs, or Variable Frequency Drives, to control the torque and speed and optimize performances. Transitioning from a DOL (direct on line) motor to variable speed operation can save up to 40% in energy costs. All Baldor-Reliance three-phase motors are inverter duty and meet or exceed all efficiency requirements for U.S., Canada and Mexico regulations.

Common applications

  • Pumps
  • Mixers and agitators
  • Aerators
  • Clarifiers
  • Blowers and compressors
  • Bar screens and grit removal
  • Flocculators
  • Digesters
  • VLR (vertical loop reactor)
  • Conveyors

Vertical segments

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water treatment
  • Desalination
  • Irrigation

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