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Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Water Utility Workforce Case Studies

As a key element of the Water Workforce Initiative, EPA developed a compendium of Case Studies describing how nine utilities across the country are taking innovative steps to implement workforce programs. These case studies document a number of different experiences around recruiting and retaining a dedicated and trained workforce, as well as efforts to work with community organizations to attract individuals from disadvantaged communities to a career in water.

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