The Utility of the Future Concept


The Utility of the Future (UOTF) concept is being promoted as the nation’s water systems transform operation through innovation and technology.  The Utility of the Future model for utilities of all sizes to achieve more efficient operations, enhanced productivity, and long-term sustainability.

“It is inspiring to see the many ways utilities are using innovation to approach and respond to the challenges they face,” said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill.  “WEF and the other partners are proud to continue supporting and celebrating those utilities that are improving the way they serve their communities.”

UOTF Activity Areas Focus on Key Building Blocks of this Transformation:

  • Recovery and new uses of a range of resources
  • Engagement as a leader in the full water cycle and broader social, economic, and environmental sustainability of the community
  • Engagement in the community and formation of partnerships necessary for success when operating outside of the traditional span of the utility
  • Transformation of the internal utility culture in support of these innovations.

Application Submission

Public and private water sector utilities of all sizes that can demonstrate achievement of the application requirements are encouraged to apply by 5:00 pm EDT, May 30, 2018.
Applicants must have no major permit violations in the year prior to the submission date of their applications.

Join WEF for an introduction to the Utility of the Future Recognition Program for water sector utilities. The webinar will also take you through the details of how to apply for recognition in 2018 and hear from a peer utility that is in the program now.

Find out more about UOTF here.

Sign up for a webinar to learn more on: April 25, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 EDT