Issues In Depth
NACWA’s advocacy on behalf of the municipal clean water community covers a broad range of issues – running the gamut from infrastructure funding to utility innovation, from water quality regulations to affordability challenges, and from enforcement actions to watershed approaches – just to name a few. The types of advocacy initiatives we tackle on a daily basis are as diverse as our membership, impacting all geographic regions of the country and utilities of all sizes.
But despite the wide variety of issues we face, there are a number of common, overarching elements that unite these diverse topics in a series of broad categories: how we pay for clean water in an era of being asked to do more with less; how to promote a smarter approach to clean water regulation and enforcement; how we advance and promote innovation in the municipal clean water arena; and how we modernize the Clean Water Act to account for the challenges of today and the years to come.
This section outlines the initiatives that NACWA is undertaking in each of these areas, with a specific emphasis on the advocacy priorities the Association is pursuing on behalf of the municipal clean water community. We invite you to explore these topics in greater depth and learn more about what NACWA and its members are doing to advocate for a new, 21st Century clean water paradigm.