A Water Utility Managers Guide to Community Stewardship

A Water Utility Managers Guide to Community Stewardship

New AWWA guide available to support water utilities as community stewards

(DENVER) — The American Water Works Association (AWWA) published a new guide to help water utilities initiate or expand their stewardship role in local communities. 

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The new guide, entitled “A Water Utility Manager’s Guide to Community Stewardship,” can be downloaded for free here. It outlines strategies, tools and case studies for water utilities, as providers of an essential community service, to leverage their assets and operations to ensure services are distributed equitably. Among the topics explored are:

“Many utilities already integrate community stewardship throughout some of their functional areas as an integral part of their business models,” said Adriana Lamar, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s public affairs chief and a member of the steering committee that developed the guide. “This timely guide provides a flexible tool for utility managers to adopt strategies that are appropriate to their utility capacity and relevant to their local context,” added Lamar.

Additional resources are available on AWWA’s Affordability Resource page