Water You Waiting For? ELGL’s Best Water Projects

Posted on April 4, 2018

Nominate your local government water project to share your success stories with local leaders around the world!
ELGL is passionate about the free and open exchange of ideas where local governments can learn from one another to be most successful.

When local leaders share their success stories, everybody wins.

This is especially true on expensive and complex public works projects, and so we’re partnering with The Atlas Marketplace to collect and share details about the best water projects in the nation.
The Atlas is an online community where public officials learn from one another as they are upgrading infrastructure systems — including water! — to be stronger, smarter, and more sustainable.
This contest is free to enter and the winning projects will be selected by popular vote. Entering the contest will feature your project on the ELGL and Atlas websites, both for information and for voting. Voting must be done online and only one vote per person/IP address will be counted.
Here’s some more information about the Water You Waiting For? contest:


Local governments


Water projects: drinking, stormwater, coastal protection, etc. Projects must be installed, built, or under construction. Planning tools, studies or proposed projects are not eligible.


  • Nominations open: April 5
  • Nominations due: April 18
  • Voting begins: April 25
  • Voting ends: April 30
  • Announcement of finalists: May 1
  • Award: May 18, 2018 at #ELGL18 annual conference in Golden, CO


Submit all project nominations via The Atlas submission page. All required details must be completed for a submission to be entered and complete.
Be sure to click the checkbox “Yes, I want to nominate this project for ELGL’s Best of Water competition!”


Pay it forward! Telling your infrastructure story helps other local governments fine tune and hone their own projects.

Summarizing your project is a great way to help other organizations thrive. Plus, the winning project will receive national recognition from ELGL, The Atlas, and other local government organizations; and free membership in ELGL for a year.
(Plus, a sweet trophy and a creativity grab bag to further inspire your local public works projects.)


Three easy steps:

  1. Submit your project online
  2. Encourage your community to support the project via our easy online voting
  3. Get ready to tell your story and share your experiences via ELGL.org!

One More Thing:

We’re using the hashtag #wateryouwaitingfor to share the project links. Follow along and check out the incredible projects that local governments across the country are planning and completing!

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