Water Utilities as Anchor Institutions

Water utilities can root themselves as anchor institutions within their communities.

Anchor institutions are:

  • Public service entities—like hospitals, universities, or utilities–which are tied to a location due to infrastructure or mission.
  • Entities that provide critical services and vital assets to improve economy, health, environment and well-being in communities.
  • Organizations that provide active civic leadership and participate in and add to the public life and character of their community.