Press Release

Regional San Recognized as a Utility of the Future Today

Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) has been recognized as a Utility of the Future Today. Along with 42 other forward-thinking utilities worldwide, Regional San was acknowledged as a utility that is recovering resources from wastewater, engaging communities, forming unique partnerships, and building an internal culture of innovation.

“At Regional San, we’re committed to incorporating sustainable principles and effective resource management into our daily business practices,” said Christoph Dobson, Regional San’s Director of Policy and Planning. “We’re honored to be recognized as a Utility of the Future Today, which speaks to how we’re supporting the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of the communities we’re privileged to serve.”

The Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program was launched in 2016 by a partnership of water sector organizations, including the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Research Foundation, and the WateReuse Association. Input was also provided from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The program applauds the achievements of utilities that focus on resource recovery—such as energy, nutrients, and recycled water—community partnering, and leadership in social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Since its inception, the program has honored 118 utilities from across the U.S. and in Australia, Canada, Denmark, and New Zealand. This is Regional San’s second recognition. The Utility of the Future Today concept was established to guide utilities of all sizes toward smarter, more efficient operations and resource recovery.

To learn more about Regional San’s environmental and sustainability programs, visit To learn more about the Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program, visit

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Regional San owns and operates the regional wastewater conveyance system and the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant located near Elk Grove. We provide wastewater conveyance, treatment, and disposal service to about 1.4 million people throughout the Sacramento region. Learn more at  


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