Utility of The Future Award
Glenbard Wastewater Authority Recognized as Utility of the Future
The Glenbard Wastewater Authority has received national recognition as a Utility of the Future Today for Energy Efficiency.
The Glenbard Wastewater Authority is one of 65 water utilities in the entire nation being recognized for transformational work in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.
The Glenbard Wastewater Authority serves the Villages of Glen Ellyn and Lombard, as well as other surrounding unincorporated areas, and is jointly owned between the two Villages. The design average daily flow is 16.02 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) with a peak flow of 47 MGD, and a population of approximately 83,500 being served.
The Utility of the Future Today concept is being promoted as water systems face challenges such as aging infrastructure, water pollution, workforce shortages, and impacts of climate change, including drought, floods, storms, and sea level rise. The Utility of the Future Today program was launched in 2016 by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the WateReuse Association, with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource recovery center and leader in the overall sustainability and resilience of the communities they serve.
“The innovations coming to the water sector present an opportunity for a paradigm shift in the way utilities think about and solve long-standing challenges to clean and reliable water,” said Jackie Jarrell, WEF President. “WEF is excited to recognize the Glenbard Wastewater Authority for embracing innovative ways to better serve their communities.”
The Glenbard Wastewater Authority will be recognized during a pre-recorded awards ceremony on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. ET during WEFTEC CONNECT
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