National Association of Clean Water Agencies

National Association of Clean Water Agencies NACWA is the nation’s recognized leader in Clean Water issue advocacy. For more information or to join in our mission, contact us at [email protected].

Founded in 1970, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues. NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies of all sizes nationwide, and is a top technical resource in water quality, water management and sustainable ecosystem protection. NACWA’s uniqu

e and growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for all member utilities, and ensures they have the tools necessary to provide affordable and sustainable clean water for all communities. Our vision is to represent every utility as a NACWA member, helping to build a strong and sustainable clean water future.

NACWA is proud to unveil our 2023 Annual Report, Reclaiming the High Ground for Clean Water. Our commitment to showcasin...
10/02/2023

NACWA is proud to unveil our 2023 Annual Report, Reclaiming the High Ground for Clean Water. Our commitment to showcasing the essential work of clean water utilities across the nation and emphasizing the vital role you play in your communities and the environment remains unwavering. Take a deep dive into this comprehensive report, which outlines our dedicated advocacy efforts on your behalf throughout the past year, highlights member engagement, and outlines our ambitious vision for the year ahead. www.nacwa.org/annual-report-2023

09/28/2023

ICYMI: Todd Swingle, NACWA Board Member & CEO of Toho Water Authority, brought his expertise to DC today, testifying at a House hearing on clean water infrastructure financing challenges. Check out these highlights or watch the full hearing here: https://lnkd.in/gDiVBJWu

Read the latest NACWA blog post, “Agencies Mirror Sackett Restrictions for WOTUS,” by guest contributors Jamie Auslander...
09/22/2023

Read the latest NACWA blog post, “Agencies Mirror Sackett Restrictions for WOTUS,” by guest contributors Jamie Auslander, Parker Moore, Drew Silton, Tim Sullivan, Jonas Reagan, Karen Hansen, and Allyn Stern with Beveridge & Diamond PC. https://bit.ly/3Rxj9KZ

NACWA is fortunate to have a clean water champion Senator Shelley Moore Capito fighting for a true polluter pays approac...
09/12/2023

NACWA is fortunate to have a clean water champion Senator Shelley Moore Capito fighting for a true polluter pays approach for PFAS cleanup.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works panel, argues for a bill to address "forever chemicals."

08/22/2023

From treatment to distribution, NACWA members’ commitment to innovation drives creative solutions, ensuring a sustainable water future. This , we recognize these who work tirelessly to provide access to affordable, safe and for all. 💧

Exciting News! The LIHWAP program has reached an incredible milestone, serving ONE MILLION households across the nation....
08/22/2023

Exciting News! The LIHWAP program has reached an incredible milestone, serving ONE MILLION households across the nation. 👏 Together, we can help families thrive and ensure safe, affordable water for all!

As a proud partner of the 2023 Water Finance Conference, NACWA was thrilled to participate in this week’s event by moder...
08/11/2023

As a proud partner of the 2023 Water Finance Conference, NACWA was thrilled to participate in this week’s event by moderating the rousing session, SRFs/Federal Funding & Legislative Issues.

08/02/2023

Great job, Alexandria Renew Enterprises!

  has provided water bill relief to 875k households! While we continue fighting for a permanent program, we’re glad for ...
07/28/2023

has provided water bill relief to 875k households! While we continue fighting for a permanent program, we’re glad for today’s announcement that states, tribes, and territories with money remaining can have six more months to distribute funds to those in need.

LIHWAP AT-2023-07 No Cost Extension FY2023

07/28/2023

Happy belated to the next generation of 💧! A big THANK YOU to NACWA’s talented interns for their amazing contributions to the Association this summer. Your passion and hard work will create a brighter, sustainable future!

Calling all clean water professionals! Whether you're searching for top talent or the next big opportunity, NACWA's   si...
07/25/2023

Calling all clean water professionals! Whether you're searching for top talent or the next big opportunity, NACWA's site has you covered. Connect with the best in the sector or explore a range of exciting positions today! jobs.nacwa.org

NACWA’s Clean Water Advocate Magazine is now digital! Captivating articles, expert insights and thought-provoking featur...
07/20/2023

NACWA’s Clean Water Advocate Magazine is now digital! Captivating articles, expert insights and thought-provoking features are just one click away. Read the first digital issue now! www.CleanWaterAdvocate.org

07/18/2023

Join us today at 2:00 PM ET for a virtual press conference unveiling the "Correcting PFAS Myths" policy briefer. Utility leaders will address the impact of on utilities and ratepayers, clearing up misconceptions broadcast to the public.

06/30/2023

This week, NACWA interns (and a few staff) had the amazing opportunity to visit member Alexandria Renew Enterprises, and we couldn't be more grateful for the enlightening experience! Thank you for taking the time to educate us about your facility - demonstrating the vital role you play in your community!

06/29/2023

We’re less than two weeks away from NACWA’s Utility Leadership Conference, July 11-14 in Louisville, KY! View this special invitation from NACWA Board Member and Executive Director of Louisville MSD in Louisville, KY, James "Tony" Parrott. Register now! www.nacwa.org/23ULC

06/15/2023

Member Spotlight: Renewable Water Resources’ Dig Greenville infrastructure project has positive impact on the environment. Read more about their award-winning project https://bit.ly/3qC3UoI

New MN Pollution Control Agency research underscores the need for PFAS  . Removing & destroying PFAS in municipal wastew...
06/07/2023

New MN Pollution Control Agency research underscores the need for PFAS . Removing & destroying PFAS in municipal wastewater & biosolids costs $2.7M-$8M PER LB! MN sewer customers would be on the hook for up to $28B over 20 yrs! Let's make sure

pollution prevention is important for health – and finances. A groundbreaking new study estimates that cleaning up PFAS from Minnesota’s wastewater would cost billions.

More specifically, $14 - $28 billion over 20 years.

Details here: https://bit.ly/43BoQdQ

Watch now, 10 am ET: Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure hearing - The Next Fifty Years of the Clean Water Act:...
05/16/2023

Watch now, 10 am ET: Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure hearing - The Next Fifty Years of the Clean Water Act: Examining the Law and Infrastructure Project Completion, with NACWA Secretary and CEO of Metro Water Recovery, Mickey Conway.

The Next Fifty Years of the Clean Water Act: Examining the Law and Infrastructure Project Completion

May 15-19 is  ! Investing in   benefits the economy and the country.
05/16/2023

May 15-19 is ! Investing in benefits the economy and the country.

Increased federal funding for water infrastructure will help build climate resilience and boost the nation’s economy by ...
04/29/2023

Increased federal funding for water infrastructure will help build climate resilience and boost the nation’s economy by giving Americans skilled jobs, aiding in the prosperity of communities.

04/28/2023

: Check out some highlights from the 2023 National Policy Fly-In , held earlier this week in collaboration with the Water Environment Federation (WEF), The Water Research Foundation, and WateReuse Association. As comes to a close, we want to thank all those who held or attended events, connected with lawmakers, or engaged on social media this week. Our collective efforts will make an impact on the future of water!

As the nation addresses PFAS, utilities can be part of the solution. But Congress and EPA must ensure utilities have the...
04/28/2023

As the nation addresses PFAS, utilities can be part of the solution. But Congress and EPA must ensure utilities have the support and resources they need - and customers aren't left covering the costs of industrial pollution.

Wipes are a significant financial burden for utilities and can cause safety risks for clean water professionals. Labelin...
04/27/2023

Wipes are a significant financial burden for utilities and can cause safety risks for clean water professionals. Labeling and flushability standards can solve help the wipes problem.

The lowest 20 percent of earners pay up to 19 percent of their monthly household income on water and sanitation services...
04/26/2023

The lowest 20 percent of earners pay up to 19 percent of their monthly household income on water and sanitation services. A federal assistance program for low-income water customers could help address this unsustainable burden.

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Regulations drive the market. National Association of Clean Water Agencies's Nathan Gardner-Andrews spoke with Bob Crossen on the broader trends and a few things to look out for.
Today, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the "Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection Act." The new legislation, introduced by Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wy.) will hold accountable for cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

“CERCLA is intended to hold polluters accountable for the damage they cause to our environment. But in the case of PFAS, the law could allow those responsible for producing the chemicals to pass off cleanup liability to community water systems that must remove the contaminants from their source waters," said AMWA CEO Tom Dobbins. "AMWA supports the 'Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection Act' because it would close this loophole and ensure that polluters - and not innocent water system ratepayers - get the bill for CERCLA cleanups related to PFAS. We urge all senators to support this ‘polluter pays’ legislation.”

The association looks forward to building support for the "PFAS Water Systems Liability Protection Act" with other members of the Water Coalition Against PFAS in Congress. The members include American Water Works Association (AWWA), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), National Rural Water Association (NRWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

Read more at: https://lnkd.in/efhdHsBR
Forward action on "Do Not Flush" labeling for wipes is growing nationally!

Federal bipartisan legislation titled the Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety (WIPPES) Act was introduced last week. The WIPPES Act follows legislation already in effect in 5 states: Colorado, California, Oregon, Illinois and Washington.

Thank you to National Association of Clean Water Agencies for continuing to drive and support such an important national policy!
In this week’s series, Chief Advocacy Officer Dan Hartnett reminds members of the association's efforts to preserve the “polluter pays” approach to .

As the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) continues to work with American Water Works Association, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Water Environment Federation (WEF), and National Rural Water Association (NRWA) through the Water Coalition Against PFAS, AMWA expects legislation to be introduced in the Senate soon. Keep an eye out for updates here: https://www.amwa.net/
Today, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) joined The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) to provide a free workshop at the Reservoir Center for Water Solutions for .

AMWA Chief Policy and Strategy Officer Erica Brown facilitated roundtable discussions among and utilities such as Fairfax Water and DC Water, representatives from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, water sector partners such as Raftelis, and other organizations such as Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP). The groups discussed best practices in messaging when interacting with customers, regulators, and other stakeholders.
This , EPA Water head Radhika Fox joined National Association of Clean Water Agencies to highlight EPA's work under the and critical actions on PFAS, environmental justice, climate resilience, water reuse and capacity building for the next generation of the water workforce.
This week, National Association of Clean Water Agencies members and other water professionals are meeting for Water Week 2023 in Washington, D.C. to advocate to their Senators and Representatives the importance of providing safe, reliable and affordable drinking water and clean water for all communities.

In this week’s series, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) Chief Policy and Strategy Officer Erica Brown highlights the importance of risk communication. As continues to be an increasing concern, must continue to be trusted sources of information for their customers.

On April 27, AMWA is teaming up with The Water Research Foundation and National Association of Clean Water Agencies to provide a free PFAS communication workshop during from 9:00-11:30 a.m. ET. The workshop will provide communication materials water systems can use as they interact with customers, regulators, and other stakeholders. Register here: https://lnkd.in/g29cExf4

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We’re very excited to be part of with National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies! Our free Communications Workshop is one of many exciting and insightful events planned. . .

💦 Check out all the Events here: https://www.waterweek.us/events/

💦 Register for our PFAS workshop here: bit.ly/3LXPUyo
The latest National Association of Clean Water Agencies report highlights issues of affordability, diminishing federal investments in infrastructure and health inequality.

NEW Water Executive Director testifies on behalf of water https://hubs.ly/Q01HmNFM0
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Submit your application for the Utility of the Future Today! Applications are due April 12, 2023. The Utility of the Future Today (UoTF) Recognition Program honors forward-thinking water resource recovery and recycling facilities. The program is a partnership of WateReuse with Water Environment Federation (WEF), National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and The Water Research Foundation. Apply here: https://watereuse.org/news-events/awards/utility-of-the-future/