Clean water is the foundation of every community. Every person and every organism on earth needs clean water to live. Every job relies on water services. The primary goal then of every water and wastewater utility is to have clean and sustainable water resources to support their communities. However, as water infrastructure ages and public funds become scarce, the ability to deliver safe drinking water and protect local waterways has increasingly become more expensive and challenging.

The good news is that the water sector has made tremendous progress in adopting innovative solutions that deliver better results at lower costs. The challenge is these types of improvements remain largely confined to more resource-rich utilities. Unfortunately, the communities in greatest need of access to new ideas are often the least able to evaluate, select and implement them.

Moonshot Missions aims to close this gap! For many utilities, moonshot ideas seem unattainable. We passionately believe any utility, no matter how big or small, no matter how well funded or not, can achieve their moonshot. We provide access to field-tested solutions and peer guidance for utilities in need. Selected utilities will receive step-by-step support to identify challenges, consider solutions, leverage financing tools and navigate through each stage of implementation. We lead utilities from the start of an initial idea to the completion of a project, enabling utilities to achieve their moonshot while transforming the utility and surrounding community.


Moonshot Missions envisions a future where all communities have safe and reliable drinking water, clean local waterways and affordable water and wastewater services. Moonshot Missions utilities will have access to:

  • Practices and technologies that will deliver better services at a lower cost and improve environmental performance
  • Governance and community engagement models of proven performance
  • Financial tools that support community affordability and generate savings and/or additional revenue
  • The world’s top water experts’ advice and skills

Moonshot Missions is a nonprofit collective of water sector professionals which matches underserved utilities with resources, tools and techniques for greater success. We have decades of experience in transforming water and wastewater utilities. The goal and purpose of Moonshot Missions is to deliver both leadership and proven solutions to our water utility clients in order to achieve improved performance and reduced costs.