Archives for January 2017

Great Lakes Water Utilities Energy Challenge Launched!

The Great Lakes Protection Fund and American Water Works Association are excited to announce the launch of the Water Utility Energy and Efficiency Challenge (WUEC), an innovative program that engages water operators in a competition to reduce the emissions sourced in their energy generation.

The WUEC is a technology competition focused on water utilities in the Great Lakes Basin. Offering two top cash prizes of $20,000 and $10,000, the Water Utility Energy Challenge is supported by the Great Lakes Protection Fund, and is a collaborative effort of the American Water Works Association, CDM Smith, E2I, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Growth Capital Network, and Wayne State University.

More information on the challenge can be found by visiting



Beware of Potential Door-to-Door Scam

Beware of Potential Door-to-Door Scam

We have received reports that homeowners in Ontario have received calls and door-to-door visits from individuals claiming to be representatives from the Ontario Water Works Association, advising them of poor water quality in their area.

OWWA does not engage in any kind of telephone or door-to-door marketing activities, including offers for water testing and filtration systems. If you do receive this type of call, please advise OWWA staff by calling 416-231-1555.

For more information about your drinking water please contact your local municipal water provider.

AWWA Utility Benchmarking Survey Now Open!

Participate in the AWWA Utility Benchmarking Survey by March 15th and receive a FREE Utility Participant Report and 25% off the final published report.

To participate, submit 2016 Fiscal Year performance data for your water, wastewater or combined utility. Your data will be benchmarked against other similar utilities to show where your utility is performing, and set performance goals in these five areas:

  • Organizational Development
  • Business Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Water Operations
  • Wastewater Operations

Responding utilities will receive a FREE Individual Participant Report showing your confidential results relative to the aggregated results of utilities providing the same services.

If you completed the FY15 AWWA Benchmarking Survey, a pre-populated survey to kick start your data collection efforts will be distributed to your benchmarking main contact.

Thank you in advance for your participation. Click here for more information.

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