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Moving Towards Sustainability

The guide provides sustainable and effective practices for creating a water utility roadmap to strengthen institutional sustainability.

Sustainable water and wastewater services are critical to providing clean and safe water and helping ensure the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of the communities utilities serve.

Many utilities face tremendous challenges, such as aging infrastructure, climate changes, population growth, and competing for resource priorities within the communities they serve. As more and more utilities assume leadership roles related to community sustainability, resource recovery and conservation, sustainable economic development, and climate change, they must concurrently focus on long-term sustainability and bringing about meaningful change in their organizations and communities.

This guide was developed by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection