Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program
Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program - 2021
The Water Environment Federation (WEF), along with its partners, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the WateReuse Association, with support from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Energy (DOE), welcome you to the UotFT 2021 Recognition Program. Since its inception in 2016, the UotFT program has recognized 183 utilities, and continues to grow, and we hope that this year will continue that trend. Thank you for your dedication and committment to the water sector and for your interest in this program.
- Public and private water sector utilities of all sizes that can demonstrate achievement of the application requirements are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must have had no major violations of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements for the previous year from the date of application.
To apply, download the UotFT 2021 application with instructions. Completed applications should be submitted via the WEF's Open Water Platform at https://wef.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/108/home by 5:00 PM May 14, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of peer utility general managers and executives. Applicants will be informed of judging decisions by June 14, 2021.
Honorees will be recognized as part of WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago in October 2021, and will receive a Certificate of Recognition, a UotFT Today banner, and/or a 2021 flag. In addition, honorees will be recognized in WEF’s Environment & Technology magazine, as well as in press releases from WEF and the partner organizations. Applicants are not required to attend WEFTEC to receive recognition.
For inspiration, please view the 2020 Award Ceremony recording honoring the 65 recipients.
For more information, review the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact [email protected].
Background information regarding the UotFT program is provided below.