Utility of the Future

RUC facilitates the resources necessary to assist members position their organizations as utilities of the future. The information, frameworks, and partnerships provided by RUC assist utilities in achieving the attributes of NACWA’s Utility of the Future Today program as well as the Effective Utility Management framework, and EPA’s Climate Ready Utilities.

Effective Utility Management

A coalition of national water sector associations developed and supported an approach for water utility management based on “Ten Attributes of an Effectively Managed Utility” (EUM)

EUM is now the most widely recognized water sector utility management program in the country

Why EUM?

EUM assists in evaluating your utility and setting priorities, protects current infrastructure investments and ensures workforce is motivated and able to address challenges

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Product quality

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Customer satisfaction

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Employee / leadership development

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Operational optimization

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Financial viability

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Infrastructure stability

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Operational resiliency

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Community stability

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Water resource adequacy

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Stakeholder understanding and support

Resources

The Resilient Utility Coalition connects members with available resources to advance resiliency efforts. Among these resources are federal and other programs intended to promote resilience, energy efficiency, climate preparedness, among other factors within a utility.

EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) provides information as well as tools that can be implemented by utilities in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. Some of these assets include but are not limited to practical tools, training and technical assistance. RUC intends to facilitate the conveyance of information developed by CRWU to all the utilities in South Florida.

Leading manufacturers and industrial-scale energy-using organizations demonstrate their commitment to improving energy performance by signing a voluntary pledge to reduce their energy intensity by 25% over a ten year period.

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact was executed by Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties in January 2010 to coordinate mitigation and adaptation efforts across county lines.

The Southeast Florida Utility Council (SEFLUC) provides a communications, networking, and support structure for member utilities to continue to provide superior-quality water supply and wastewater management services to its customers in a cost-effective manner.