Nominations Open for Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program


The Utility of the Future Today recognition program returns for a second year to honor agencies implementing the innovative “Utility of the Future” business model. The program seeks to promote and recognize utilities that are building on a foundation of excellent management and help small, medium, and large utilities transform their operations over time.

Facilities of all sizes are encouraged to apply by 5:00 p.m. EDT, June 9, 2017. Applicants must have no major permit violations in the past year. Honorees will be notified by July 28 and formally recognized during an awards ceremony at WEFTEC 2017—WEF’s 90th annual technical exhibition and conference—this October in Chicago.

The recognition program was launched last year by four water sector organizations — the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and WateReuse — with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Sixty one utilities received recognition and are featured in a compendium of past honorees – an invaluable resources of UOTF‎ best practices. 


Interested in knowing more?  Two informative webinars are scheduled for utilities to learn more about the program and the application process. The webinars will provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions with Recognition Program partners. Register today for 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST on either April 12 and May 3

For more details please visit the Utility of the Future Today's website.