Member Spotlight

  • AlexRenew’s Water Discovery & Education Destination

    March 16, 2018
    AlexRenew, the water resource recovery facility for the City of Alexandria and parts of Fairfax County, Virginia, was largely invisible in the community until the last few years. Its citizen board-created “2040 vision” – with a focus on community engagement, as well as a rebranding – were catalysts to AlexRenew throwing off its cloak of invisibility and creating a comprehensive outreach program, including educational centers.
  • El Paso Water

    January 29, 2018
    In the Southwest, a perfect storm of rising temperatures, persistent drought, and growing populations has pushed water managers to consider new approaches to providing clean water for their customers. El Paso Water is at the forefront of this transition with their innovative slate of water reuse projects. In particular, the Advanced Water Purification initiative features a “pipe-to-pipe” system that is wholly unique to North America.
  • Avon Lake's Innovative Lateral Separation Program

    November 30, 2017
    Unlike many waterbodies in the United States, the Great Lakes pose unique opportunities and challenges. On one hand, its miles of coastline and open water provide a boon for economic activity and recreation. However, the challenges, such as addressing water quality concerns, are multi-faceted and require the coordination between numerous states, not to mention Canada.
  • Louisville MSD Expands Definition of Environmental Justice

    November 1, 2017
    In the wake of Flint and extreme stormwater events, environmental justice has become even more relevant in the clean water sector, and many NACWA members are promoting an expanded definition of environmental justice. The Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is now working on several projects that not only reduce hazards from CSO’s and flooding, but also provide community benefits.
  • Camden County MUA Moves To Be Energy Independent by 2019

    October 3, 2017
    NACWA member agency, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA), is putting strong action into its bold goal to be energy independent by 2019.
  • ReWa Fulfills UOTF Concept with Tunnel Project, Med-Disposal Programs

    August 24, 2017
    Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) was recently honored as one of the 25 Utility of the Future of Today honorees, which recognizes forward-thinking, innovative utilities that are providing resilient and value-added service to communities.
  • Miami-Dade Raises Bar with Infrastructure Plan

    June 21, 2017
    Aging and inadequate water infrastructure is a persistent issue throughout the country, and Miami-Dade County, FL is no exception. Like many regions of the U.S., Miami-Dade’s water and wastewater systems are decades old and unable to support its current and future population.
  • OCSD Touts ‘Utility of the Future' Recognition

    May 23, 2017
    OCSD was recognized by the “Utility of the Future Today Program” (UOTF) in August 2016 for its progressive programs, initiatives, and business practices—an honor OCSD prominently reflected in its Annual Report...
  • NEW Water Overcomes Barriers, Gains Ratepayer Support, to Become a ‘Utility of the Future’

    April 19, 2017
    In 2008, the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, now rebranded as “NEW Water,” was at a critical crossroads. Facing aging infrastructure, biosolid capacity limits and increasing regulations, the utility needed an innovative solution for these cross-cutting issues.
  • City of Santa Fe – Pioneering the Next Frontier of Stormwater Management

    February 22, 2017
    The City of Santa Fe won an EPA grant of $150,000 this year, to boost stormwater plans which are in line with “Utility of the Future (UOTF)” ideals, and propel the city onto the forefront of wet weather and Small Municipal Storm Water NPDES permit management.
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