AWWA-20706 The Green Utility: A Practical Guide to Sustainability


What does sustainability mean to a water utility? This book explores that question and provides ideas, plans, and tools to help utilities better manage and protect water resources for the future. Benjamin Franklin Award winner.

Sustainability recognizes that organizational decisions concern more than just the bottom line. The societal and environmental impacts of decisions must be considered, as well. Most water utilities incorporate some sustainability principles and practices in their day-to-day operations–even if they don’t realize it. 

Green Utility: A Practical Guide to Sustainability
 provides ideas, plans, and tools to make it easy for your water utility to reduce negative effects on the environment, maximize positive impact in the community, and keep delivering water at a cost that reflects its value and allows everyone to receive all they need. The book is meant to inspire and encourage you to quickly take important steps in your own organization to “go green” and become a champion of sustainability in your community.

ISBN: 9781583217924

Author: Cheryl L. Welch

Publisher: American Water Works Association

Publication date: 2010

AWWA catalog no: 20706

Media Type: HARDBACK

Number of pages: 251