Water Utilities Recognized For Forward-Thinking Initiatives

HOUSTON (UC) — The Utility of the Future Today program announced it has recognized the efforts of 43 U.S. water utilities this year for their efforts to transform their operations through innovation and technology, partnering and engagement, stewardship and resource recovery.

Since its 2016 launch by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Water Environment Federation, Water Research Foundation (WRF) and WateReuse Association, a total of 118 utilities have been recognized by the program.

“WRF is proud to support this program with other partners,” said WRF CEO Peter Grevatt. “It is great to honor utilities growing their innovation and technology practice into other areas of operation to better their community.”

Thirteen utilities have been recognized this year for the first time:

  •     Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations – North Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
  •     Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Martinez, Calif.)
  •     City of Dallas Water Utilities (Dallas, Texas)
  •     City of El Dorado Wetlands and Water Reclamation Facility (El Dorado, Kan.)
  •     City of Pompano Beach Utilities Department (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
  •     City of Rio Rancho Utilities (Rio Rancho, N.M.)
  •     City of Wichita Falls (Wichita Falls, Texas)
  •     Flagstaff Water Services (Flagstaff, Ariz.)
  •     Genesee County District # 3 Linden Water Resource Recovery Facility (Linden, Mich.)
  •     Greensboro Water Resources Department, Greensboro, NC
  •     Orange County Water District (Fountain Valley, Calif.)
  •     Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  •     Watercare Services Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Twenty-one utilities are being recognized for a second year, but for a new area of performance:

  •     Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Albuquerque, N.M.)
  •     Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (Camden, N.J.)
  •     City of San Diego Public Utilities Department (San Diego, Calif.)
  •     City of Tallahassee Underground Utilities (Tallahassee, Fla.)
  •     Delta Diablo, (Antioch, Calif.)
  •     Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (Fairfield, Calif.)
  •     Fort Wayne City Utilities (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  •     Great Lakes Water Authority (Detroit, Mich.)
  •     Houston Water (Houston, Texas)
  •     Knoxville Utilities Board (Knoxville, Tenn.)
  •     LOTT Clean Water Alliance (Olympia, Wash.)
  •     NEW Water / Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District (Green Bay, Wisc.)
  •     Orange County Sanitation District (Fountain Valley, Calif.)
  •     Queensland Urban Utilities, Brisbane, QLD
  •     Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Sacramento, Calif.)
  •     Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  •     Spokane County Environmental Services Department (Spokane, Wash.)
  •     Toho Water Authority (Kissimmee, Fla.)
  •     Trinity River Authority of Texas (Arlington, Texas)
  •     Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Laurel, Md.)
  •     Western Virginia Water Authority (Roanoke, Va.)

Seven utilities were recognized for a third year, and in a new area of performance:

  •     Charlotte Water, Charlotte, NC
  •     City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
  •     City of St. Cloud Public Utilities, St. Cloud, MN
  •     Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR
  •     Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, Lawrenceville, GA
  •     King County Wastewater Treatment Division, Seattle, WA
  •     Tucson Water, Tucson, AZ

Two utilities were recognized for a fourth year, and in a new area of performance:

  •     City of Fayetteville Water Resource Recovery Facilities (Fayetteville, Ark.)
  •     DC Water (Washington, D.C.)

Honorees will be recognized during a September awards ceremony in Chicago.

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