21st Century Sustainable Water Sector Utility Management: Updated Effective Utility Management Primer Holds the Keys


Nearly a decade after a historic agreement among six water trade organizations and the EPA that pledged to develop a water sector utility management strategy, an expanded ten-partner coalition has come together to update the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Framework and Primer. EUM provides water leaders with a common sense, replicable, and proactive way to meet a broad range of complex challenges facing the drinking and wastewater sectors today.

The expanded ten-organization coalition represents public and private sector utilities and state agencies that provide water and wastewater services to 90% of the population in the United States. The representatives providing leadership for the updated Primer include experts from utilities and state agencies in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Colorado, California, Georgia, New Mexico, Arizona, and Massachusetts.

John Sullivan of Boston Water and Sewer Commission,  winner of the 2015 AMWA Platinum Award for Utility Excellence said, “The expanded implementation of the Primer will help BWSC maintain its nationally recognized efforts, but more importantly help other facilities of all sizes jump in to make a plan that fits their individual needs.”

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More Information:
Effective Utility Management Primer (updated)
APWA Water and Sewers Resources
APWA Media Contact: Laura Bynum, Communications/Media Relations Manager, lbynum@apwa.net, 800-848-2792, ext. 6736