Category Archives: Utility Management

Exceptional Executive Education – Apply Today!

Exceptional leadership is essential as water and wastewater agencies strive to thrive as Utilities of the Future. The 2018 Water & Wastewater Leadership Center arms utility executives with the management and leadership skills they need to excel as they meet the challenges of today – and seize the opportunities of tomorrow. The 2018 Water & […]

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Water Utilities Recognized for Sustainable, Future-Focused Innovations

Twenty-five water utilities have been selected for recognition of their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities.
The Utility of the Future framework provides a […]

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Don’t Miss Out…Financial Survey Deadline Just Weeks Away

The September 15 deadline for completing NACWA’s 2017 Financial Survey is just weeks away, so don’t miss your chance to ensure your utility’s information is included in the final survey report. This is one of NACWA’s most-used resources, invaluable to utility managers for benchmarking and planning purposes and key to NACWA’s advocacy in Washington, DC. […]

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Receive the Recognition Your Utility Deserves

With a deadline of June 20, NACWA – along with the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and WateReuse —  urge utilities nationwide to consider application to the Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today recognition program. This collaborative offering of the association community, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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Implementing the Ten Attributes?

If your agency is actively implementing the Ten Attributes of an Effectively Managed Water Sector Utility, don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized.  The deadline to apply for NACWA’s Excellence in Management (EIM) Recognition Program is fast approaching.  Applications must be submitted by 6:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Launched in 2003, the […]

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Senate Comes Together on Water Infrastructure; Attention Turns to the House of Representatives

While Washington may have a well-deserved reputation for partisan gridlock, the U.S. Senate took a major step on September 15  towards showing that issues around water and water infrastructure can be overwhelming bipartisan when it passed S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), with a thumping 95-3 vote. In an intense election season […]

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Balancing the Need for Investment with Low-income Customer Affordability

As communities across the nation address the ever-pressing need to maintain and update its water infrastructure, a larger question looms, ‘How do sewer and water utilities make these much-needed investments while being mindful about affordability, particularly as it relates to low-income customers?’  In short, how do utilities balance the staggering need for investment vs. low-income […]

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Building 21st Century Infrastructure for 21st Century Cities

The creation of modern water and wastewater systems was one of the most significant public health achievements of the 20th century. Drinking water treatment and systems brought safe, reliable drinking water to homes and businesses. Clean water systems eliminated deadly diseases such as cholera and typhoid and helped extend life expectancy in the U.S. by […]

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Could It Be? Stars Aligning for Potential Major CWA Improvements

Last week, I had the privilege of giving a federal policy update at the Texas Water conference in Ft. Worth.  As part of my presentation, I asked audience members to shout out the first word that came to mind when they thought about Washington, DC and Congress.  “Dysfunction,” “broken,” and “polarized” were among the favorites […]

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Some Data on Why Water Week is Important

For the first time in years, water has become a predominant issue in our nation’s consciousness. With the twin challenges of the ongoing crisis in Flint and the drought in the West, legislators are introducing bills at an unprecedented pace to address our pressing water infrastructure needs. The Water Sector has the unique opportunity to […]

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