Government and innovation: two words most people don’t often connect. But here at Public Works we are always impressed by the innovative spirit embedded in many public systems and agencies. This month in the Public Beat there are several great examples. First up is a recent post at Governing that highlights a decade-long innovation effort at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. By combining a renewed commitment to engaging the public, tapping the wisdom of public employees and seeking out cutting-edge practices in the field, this public utility is remaking itself and serving its community well.