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Effective Utility Management


Find out more about NACWA’s efforts with the Water Sector Collaboration on Effective Utility Management Committee as well as other initiative and projects designed  to help utilities find solutions to their management challenges.



10/31 Clean Water Current   Workgroup Meets to Revise EUM Primer  
05/02 Clean Water Current   Water Sector Organizations Discuss Next Steps on EUM  
02/29 Clean Water Current   Effective Utility Management Review Group Releases Findings  




08/28 Clean Water Current   EPA to Host EUM Framework Review Webinars  
07/31 Clean Water Current   Utility Leaders Gather to Review Effective Utility Management Attributes  




09/28 Clean Water Current   Water Sector Representatives Talk Sustainability with EPA Members Only
08/10 Clean Water Current   EPA Webcast on Utility Sustainability Members Only
05/18 Clean Water Current   EPA, Water Sector Organizations Discuss Utility Sustainability Members Only
05/02 EPA Webinar Flyer icon-pdf Flyer on EPA Utility Sustainability Webinar - June 12, 2012  



09/30 Clean Water Current   NACWA Comments on EPA Draft Handbook on Sustainability Planning Members Only
09/29 NACWA Comments icon-pdf Comments on Sustainability Planning Guidance  
08/26 Clean Water Current   EPA Seeks NACWA Comment on Draft Sustainability Planning Handbook for Utilities Members Only




11/14 Member Update   National Institute of Utility Management Survey Members Only



You May Also Be Interested In:

  • Practical Guide to Asset Management
    Through a collaborative effort with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), NACWA released Implementing Asset Management – A Practical Guide on June 7. The Guide builds on the popular Managing Public Infrastructure Assets to Minimize Cost and Maximize Performance developed in 2002 and provides a common sense, risk-based approach that any utility can use, regardless of size or how they currently manage their infrastructure assets. This new resource is light on theory and heavy on practical insight, utilizing a top-down approach to most effectively and efficiently use existing knowledge and resources to improve a utility’s management of their assets. At only 76 pages, this document provides a short, but thorough overview of everything a utility will need to get started with a new asset management program or reinvigorate their current program.

    NACWA members can purchase the document at a special discounted rate of $95 by clicking here and using the discount code of COPUB1.
  • Effective Utility Management Collaborative Effort
    On May 8, six associations representing the U.S. water and wastewater sector, including NACWA, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of Findings and Recommendations for a Water Utility Sector Management Strategy. Designed to advance effective utility management practices, the report culminates a 12-month effort focused on excellence in water and wastewater utility management. The release of the report is accompanied by a statement of support and an action list from the collaborating organizations as well as a fact sheet for utility managers.

    On June 23, 2008, the organizations releases a Primer icon-pdf, which will guide utilities in their efforts to address the ten attributes of effectively managed utilities, and an online Resource Toolbox liking exisiting resources according to the attributes and keys to management success.



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February 4 – 7, 2017
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