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Summer Conference Registration Now Open! Explore Creative Management Solutions this July

Peer-to-Peer Partnership ... Solving Today's Utility Challenges Together is the theme for NACWA’s 2017 Utility Leadership Conference & 47th Annual Meeting.  Registration is now open for the conference – slated for July 23 – 26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.  The 2017 Utility Leadership Conference will provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore the leadership and management challenges facing utilities of all sizes – small, medium, and large – and the creative ways, including peer-to-peer partnership, in which they can be addressed. 

Save the Date!  NACWA to Offer Advocacy Webinar on May 24 

NACWA will be offering a free webinar to members on May 24 at 2:00 PM ET, providing an update on the status of key Association advocacy priorities under the new Trump Administration and the new Congress.  The webinar, “Where Are We Now? Clean Water Advocacy in a New Political Landscape,” will discuss key opportunities for NACWA and its members to advance important advocacy priorities.  The discussion will cover legislative, regulatory, and legal issues.  More information and registration details will be provided soon, but mark your calendars now for this informative event! 

VIDEO: Reporter Investigates NarraBay CSO Project, Interviews NACWA President

A top investigative journalist in Rhode Island admits that, thanks to the Narragansett Bay Commission’s (NBC’s) CSO project, the water is the cleanest it’s been in more than a century, but his latest report, “Clean Enough?”, asks NBC CEO and NACWA President, Ray Marshall, if the upcoming investment in a Phase III for the CSO Project is actually worth the cost to ratepayers.

Recommended Read:  How a Sewer Will Save St. Louis

Politico Magazine ran an in-depth exposition on the Gateway City’s plan to build a massive tunnel system to relieve combined sewer overflows into the Mississippi; examining relevant water issues such as consent decrees, funding, and rate increases along the way.  NACWA helped inform the research and develop context in the reporting, and was directly quoted on the issues. The result is a thoroughly well-researched and well-written article, explaining the crucial work of clean water utilities in general.

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National Pretreatment Workshop

This year's workshop will focus on topics that promise to be important for pretreatment programs in the future, as well as issues that are currently affecting these programs. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff will provide the latest updates on National Pretreatment Program initiatives and Dental Amalgam Rule. Panel presentations will address the best management practices for industrial users, permitting and tracking waste haulers, updates on flushable wipes and pharmaceuticals, and more!