Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future

Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future

The Better Buildings Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SWIFt) Accelerator will work over three years with state, regional, and local agencies that are engaging with water resource recovery facilities in their jurisdiction to accelerate a pathway toward a sustainable infrastructure. The Accelerator aims to catalyze the adoption of innovative and best-practice approaches in data management, technologies, and financing for infrastructure improvement. Partners will seek to improve the energy efficiency of their participating water resource recovery facilities by at least 30 percent and integrate at least one resource recovery measure. 

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Fact Sheet

The Better Buildings Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SWIFt) Accelerator will work over three years with state, regional, and local agencies that are engaging with water resource recovery facilities in their jurisdiction to accelerate a pathway toward a sustainable infrastructure.

Guidance

The purpose of this document is to describe the benefits of energy data management, explain how it can help drive savings when linked to a strong energy management program, and provide clear, step-by-step guidance to wastewater treatment plants on how to appropriately track energy performance.

Partnership Agreement

Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SWIFt) Accelerator partners will seek to improve the energy efficiency of their participating water resource recovery facilities by at least 30 percent and ideally integrate at least one resource recovery measure.

Priorities

Partners

A-Z

Greater Lawrence Sanitary District
Knoxville Utilities Board
Los Angeles County, CA
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Phoenix, AZ
State of Alabama
State of Colorado
State of Connecticut
State of Illinois
State of Indiana
State of Kansas
State of Michigan
State of New Hampshire
State of Oklahoma
State of Oregon
State of Tennessee
State of Texas
State of Utah
State of Wisconsin
Tallahassee, FL
West Virginia Rural Water Association

Location

Alabama

State of Alabama

Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

California

Los Angeles County, CA

Colorado

State of Colorado

Connecticut

State of Connecticut

Florida

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
Tallahassee, FL

Illinois

State of Illinois

Indiana

State of Indiana

Kansas

State of Kansas

Massachusetts

Greater Lawrence Sanitary District

Michigan

State of Michigan

New Hampshire

State of New Hampshire

Ohio

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Oklahoma

State of Oklahoma

Oregon

State of Oregon

Tennessee

Knoxville Utilities Board
State of Tennessee

Texas

State of Texas

Utah

State of Utah

West Virginia

West Virginia Rural Water Association

Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin