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Cape Coral honored for future-focused water resources initiatives

By Staff | Aug 14, 2017

The city of Cape Coral Utilities Department received a “Utility of the Future Today” award for the department’s future-focused initiatives. According to a city release issued earlier today, Cape Coral was one of just 25 water utilities in the country to receive this recognition.

The Utility of the Future Today award celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing value-added service to communities. The recognition specifically focuses on leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

“This national recognition gives validation to the hard work of our utilities staff,” said Cape Coral Utilities Director Jeff Pearson in the release. “Cape Coral is honored to be recognized alongside other exceptional utilities who strive for excellence in employing innovative initiatives and long-term sustainability.”

The recognition program was established in 2016 by four water sector organizations – the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and WateReuse, with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Utility of the Future framework provides a model for utilities of all sizes to achieve more efficient operations, enhanced productivity and long-term sustainability. The Utility of the Future concept is being promoted as the nation’s water systems transform operations through innovation and technology.

Honorees will be recognized during an awards ceremony at Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibit and Conference this October in Chicago.

For more information on the Utility of the Future Recognition, visit: www.wef.org/UtilityoftheFuture

Source: City of Cape Coral