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"The Utility Council of the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association is recognized as the authoritative resource for knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of drinking water. Its mission is to develop action programs to initiate, evaluate, respond and comment on legislative, regulatory and other matters directly affecting water utilities in Florida. I hope you find our webpage both informative and user friendly. Please visit us often."

Rob Teegarden
Utility Council Chair

For Council Membership Roster - Click Here

The Utility Council consists of utilities providing drinking water to over 9,000,000 residents of Florida. The Utility Council membership covers the entire state: from small water utilities serving a few hundred customers to those serving over a million customers. While membership in the Utility Council is separate from that of the Section, it is available to all utilities and associated companies with an interest in the legislative and regulatory issues facing the water industry.

The Utility Council takes an active role in assisting the Section to meet the challenges facing the water supply industry. A key element of the Section's strategic plan is the increase its involvement, credibility and effectiveness with legislators and regulatory agencies. To meet this objective, the Utility Council will continue to:

  • Expand its lobbying efforts.

  • Develop effective alliances with other organizations.

  • Develop legislative and regulatory policies that clearly define positions on specific legislative and/or regulatory issues.


Legislative Committee            


Regulatory Policy

Upcoming Event

  • Friday, August 21, 2015 - FSAWWA & FWEA Joint Utility Council meeting to be held at the Toho Water Authority, Kissimmee. CLICK HERE for more details.

  • November 2 and 3, 2015 - Tallahassee Fly-in. CLICK HERE for more details.

  • November 30 to December 3, 2015 - FSAWWA 2015 Fall Conference at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. For more information - CLICK HERE.



Member News

Patrick Lehman received the Allen B. Roberts, Jr. Award AND the Florida Section Service Award serving as the Utility Council Chair in 2010-2014. Congratulations!

Christopher Pettit was awarded the Council Chair's Award of Excellence for 2014. Congratulations!

Visibility in Tallahassee

The Utility Council maintains its visibility in Tallahassee with the assistance of Frank Bernardino of Anfield Consulting Group, Inc.. Frank is assigned to advocate the policies developed and adopted by the Utility Council to the legislature and regulatory agencies.

The Utility Council also sponsors the Section's Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest held at the spring conference. The drinking water contest is held amongst the regional winners for the best tasting drinking water in Florida.


2010 Publications - Click Here

2009 Publications - Click Here

2008 Publications - Click Here

UC Meetings

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2015 UC Membership dues payment with a credit card - click here
2015 Legislative Update - click here            







Indirect Potable Research in Florida

USGS Water Use

Advances in Water Research








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