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Member Spotlight

  • MR. CAN Protects Narragansett Bay from The Grease Beasts

    Jan 24, 2019
    Conceived jointly by the Narragansett Bay Commission’s Pretreatment and Public Affairs departments and brought to life by animator Rafael Cuello, NBC’s education program, MR. CAN vs The Grease Beasts and its eponymous protagonist, aim to educate the public about proper household grease disposal. In the 2017-2018 school year, MR. CAN was integrated into the curriculum of the award-winning environmental education program, The NBC Watershed Explorers, which reaches economically-disadvantaged students in the state...


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  • NACWA, WEF Testify Before Congress On Water Infrastructure Needs

    Feb 12, 2019
    The Director of Charlotte Water, Angela Lee, testified on behalf of NACWA and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) last week before the full House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee regarding the specific needs of the clean water sector.
  • NACWA Joins Coalition to Push for Water Infrastructure Legislation

    Feb 12, 2019
    NACWA joined with more than 100 organizations across the infrastructure spectrum last week — representing transportation, water, airports and many more — to underscore the need for strong legislative progress on key infrastructure issues.
  • Winter Conference Highlights Intersection of Clean Water, Drinking Water Issues

    Feb 12, 2019
    NACWA’s 2019 Winter Conference took place last week in Albuquerque, New Mexico and featured engaging discussions around the intersection of clean water and drinking water policy issues, especially the federal Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • House and Senate Water Subcommittee Assignments Announced

    Feb 12, 2019
    The House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee have announced the final water subcommittee assignments for the 116th Congress. NACWA utilities represented by any of these Members of Congress are encouraged to reach out to your elected officials and ensure the officials understand your key policy priorities. NACWA’s Congressional Toolbox is a helpful resource to do this.

NACWA Connect

Registration Now Open for 2019 National Water Policy Fly-in

Registration is now open for the National Water Policy Fly-In, convening April 3-4! With the recent change in Congress, your attendance and engagement are more critical than ever. As the anchor event for Water Week, the Fly-In allows policy-makers to hear directly from YOU about the site-specific challenges to your utility and community.

Early Bird Discount Available for National Pretreatment Workshop 

Open registration includes a new Early Bird Discount option—available through February 14—for NACWA's National Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Workshop & Training. Register today! The Workshop, convening May 15-17 in Tacoma, WA, will offer regulatory and technical information about issues that will impact pretreatment programs nationwide. Multiple networking opportunities are included in the program, along with small group discussions for sharing solutions to critical problems.

WEB WEDS: Award Programs Honor Innovation and Collaboration

This week's Web Wednesday highlights NACWA's Awards Programs. Each year, the Association praises both individuals and member agencies who have gone above and beyond in promoting environmental protection, procedural compliance, and overall positive community outreach in clean water service. If you believe your utility deserves recognition, and want to tell your story in this inspiring way, visit the web page and find out more.

Peak Performance Recognizes Outstanding Wastewater Treatement Facilities

Don't miss this annual opportunity to showcase your peak performing facilities. Applications are now available for NACWA's Peak Performance Awards. Last year we were proud to recognize 458 peak performing facilities for their demonstrated strong commitment to clean water and a healthy, sustainable environment. Will your agency/facility be among our honorees this upcoming year? Applications are now available.

NACWA Partners on SMART Water Conference

As an official event partner, NACWA invites you to attend the upcoming Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) 9th Annual Conference, taking place May 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. This premier smart water event will feature over 30 leading, US and global utility speakers covering topics like operational resilience, aligning IT/OT, cybersecurity insights, leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) for wastewater, digital transformation, workforce changes, visionary leadership, and much more.

Advocacy Priorities


Infrastructure Funding & Affordability

CWA / SDWA Intersection

CWA / SDWA Intersection


Regulatory Flexibility 


Integrated Planning


Water Resources Utility of the Future


Nutrients & Farm Bill




Toilets Are Not Trashcans




Water Quantity/Water Quality Nexus


Pretreatment & Emerging Contaminants


Climate Adaptation & Resiliency

Featured Event


National Water Policy Fly-In