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The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal clean water advocacy - helping ensure a strong, sustainable clean water future.

Member Spotlight

SFB Nutrient Program
  • San Francisco Bay Nutrient Management Strategy Serves as Model

    Mar 18, 2019
    Nutrient pollution, caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways, is one of America's most widespread, costly, and challenging environmental problems. For the San Francisco Bay, the West Coast’s largest estuary and home to over seven million people, algal blooms, fish kills and other nutrient-related environmental impacts have generally not been seen despite 37 wastewater treatment plants discharging to the Bay without full-scale nutrient treatment.


Every Utility A Member

Clean Water Current

  • NACWA, Congress Highlight Clean Water Funding Priorities but Local Utility Voices Needed

    Mar 19, 2019
    With the federal Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Congressional appropriations process gaining steam, NACWA submitted testimony last week to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies requesting support for key EPA clean water programs and funding priorities. NACWA will be submitting similar FY20 testimony to Senate Appropriators once the Appropriators open their stakeholder submissions in the coming weeks.
  • Need Help Planning Water Week Capitol Hill Visits? Let us Know!

    Mar 19, 2019
    With the National Water Policy Fly-In and Water Week 2019 almost here, now is the time to be scheduling visits with your Members of Congress. It is critically important that, while you are in Washington, you visit with your elected leaders and educate them about the most important issues facing your utility and the work you do every day to serve your community.
  • NACWA Recommends Revisions to Greenhouse Gas Inventory

    Mar 19, 2019
    NACWA submitted comments on March 14 regarding EPA’s Draft Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2017. The annual Inventory provides nationwide estimates for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission for different sectors, including wastewater treatment, and is intended to be used only for informational purposes.
  • Congress Home on Recess – Talk to Your Members About Clean Water Today!

    Mar 19, 2019
    Members of Congress are home in their states and districts this week during a congressional recess, making this the perfect time for your utility to reach out to your federal elected officials and educate them on the importance of what you do every day to protect public health and the environment in your community.

NACWA Connect

Historic River Fire Anniversary High-Impact Theme of Strategic Communications:H2O Conference

Fifty years ago, a fire on Cleveland's Cuyahoga River and the resulting media coverage planted the seed that grew into the Clean Water Act. Today, the recovery of the river reflects the amazing achievements of the clean water sector. The Cuyahoga River is a true clean water communications success story and it is only fitting that it form the theme of this year's Strategic Communications:H2O Conference (June 3-4, Cleveland, OH). Registration is open and the agenda is now available. Visit the website for more details and register today!

National Water Policy Fly-In Just Two Weeks Away, Register Now!

The National Water Policy Fly-In is your opportunity to personally make a national impact for clean water, and it’s the just around the corner. Make your plans now to attend! The Fly-In—scheduled for April 3 – 4, 2019, during Water Week 2019—is the premier national advocacy event in Washington, DC to advance public clean water utility issues.

Member Spotlight: Nutrient Management Strategy Serves as Model

In order to better understand and respond to San Francisco Bay nutrient concerns, NACWA Member Agencies in the region, scientific research entities, and non-governmental organizations, created the San Francisco Bay Nutrient Management Strategy (NMS) to facilitate coordination on regulatory development, scientific research, and alternatives analysis of treatment technologies and management strategies…

Web Wednesday: NACWA Engage Forum Fosters Collaborative Peer Connections 

This week’s Web Wednesday focuses on Engage™, NACWA’s dynamic online discussion forum. Peer-to-peer networking and idea-sharing are key features of NACWA membership and Engage™ provides a user-friendly and readily available method to connect with your clean water colleagues and post questions, share resources and build new relationships…

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