The National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems, advances best management practices to support the use of building- or local-scale non-potable water systems, building upon years of research and collaboration by leading water utilities, public health officials, and national research foundations. The Commission recently developed and released a new report, “Making the Utility Case for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems” to help water and wastewater utilities, local government agencies, and other interested stakeholders understand the benefits and drivers behind onsite non-potable reuse, how other utilities have addressed potential challenges, and best practices for the ongoing operation of these systems.
- Alan Cohn, Managing Director, Integrated Water Management, New York Department of Environmental Protection
- Ron Doughten, Water Quality Permit Program Manager, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
- Brian Good, Chief Administrative Officer, Denver Water
- Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the pre-eminent national recognition program for exemplary efforts to secure a sustainable water future for all. The winners will be announced and recognized at the 2018 US Water Prize Ceremony during the One Water Summit.
From July 10-12, 2018, leaders from across the country will gather at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis for a thought-provoking and action-oriented national summit on what it will take to secure a sustainable water future for all. This year we will focus on important, solutions-focused conversations about how we value and manage water to foster economic prosperity, community well-being, and environmental sustainability. Thank you to our 2018 host, Metropolitan Council, for inviting us to your One Water city.