An official website of the United States government.

This is not the current EPA website. To navigate to the current EPA website, please go to This website is historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2021. This website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work. More information »

Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Water Sector Groups Recognize Utilities for Exceptional Performance

A partnership of water sector organizations, with input from EPA, announce the recipients of the inaugural Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program. Together, the following water sector organizations created the UOTF program:

  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF)
  • WateReuse Association

The program celebrates the progress and exceptional performance of wastewater utilities while supporting the widespread adoption of the innovative UOTF business model.

Public and private utilities from across the U.S., Canada, and Denmark were selected from an impressive number of first year entries by a peer committee of utility leaders.

View the Press Release: Water Sector Groups Recognize Utilities for Exceptional PerformanceExit

EPA collaborates with Association partners to support a series of webinars that highlight specific Utilities of the Future that  explore new areas in technology and management like resource recovery, innovative technologies, and proactive community engagement. Past webinars can be found at: