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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

  • AlexRenew’s Water Discovery & Education Destination

    Mar 16, 2018
    AlexRenew, the water resource recovery facility for the City of Alexandria and parts of Fairfax County, Virginia, was largely invisible in the community until the last few years. Its citizen board-created “2040 vision” – with a focus on community engagement, as well as a rebranding – were catalysts to AlexRenew throwing off its cloak of invisibility and creating a comprehensive outreach program, including educational centers.


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Clean Water Current

  • Association Discusses Priorities with New EPA Assistant Administrator for Water

    Apr 17, 2018
    NACWA met with Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator (AA) for the Office of Water at EPA Headquarters on April 12, to discuss Ross’ priorities for his tenure at EPA, and for NACWA to provide a brief overview of some of the Association’s top issues.
  • NACWA Priorities Included in House Farm Bill

    Apr 17, 2018
    The House Committee on Agriculture has released its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, which will be marked up by the committee this week. NACWA has been actively engaged over the past several months with members of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to ensure inclusion of NACWA’s priorities under the “Conservation Title” of the Farm Bill, many of which were included in the House bill.
  • Federal Court Rules Groundwater Conduit Theory, NACWA Hosts Municipal Meeting

    Apr 17, 2018
    A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of the Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit in Upstate Forever v. Kinder Morgan, endorsing a theory advanced by EPA that pollutants which make their way to waters of the United States via groundwater must be permitted under the CWA.
  • Association Briefs Central States on Policy Discussions Regarding Recovered Resources

    Apr 17, 2018
    NACWA provided an update on the ongoing policy discussions surrounding the regulatory status of resources recovered from the wastewater treatment process on April 10, during the 23rd Annual Central States Water Environment Association’s Education Seminar in Madison, WI.

NACWA Connect

Registration Now Open for StratComm:H2O

In today’s rapidly evolving Clean Water landscape, building a proactive communications program is no longer an option. NACWA’s highly specialized, clean water communications conference, Strategic Communications: H2O (StratComm), helps clean water utilities innovate — or create — platforms that proactively advance a utility’s goals, and not merely react to events. Set in the beautiful Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL, on June 6-7, REGISTER TODAY for the most high-impact StratComm yet!

Attend the ONLY National Conference Specifically for Pretreatment Professionals

Join us May 15-18 in Providence, RI for the ONLY national conference designed specifically for clean water Pretreatment Professionals: The 2018 National Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Workshop and Training! EPA officials will provide the latest updates on National Pretreatment Program initiatives and the Dental Amalgam Rule. Other speakers will address various technical subjects like inspections, electronic reporting, breweries and distilleries, flushable wipes and pharmaceuticals, and more! Register today!

Is Your Organization a Utility of the Future...Today?

The Utility of the Future Today recognition program returns for a third year to honor water sector utilities for community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.  The deadline to apply for recognition is May 30.  The Utility of the Future concept is taking hold as the nation’s water systems transform…

Clean Water Careers Links Great Jobs with Great Candidates 

With 22 job postings and 455 job views in the last 30 days, the Clean Water Careersjob board is a growing and invaluable resource for employers and job seekers alike.  Join the growing numbers of NACWA Member Agencies and Affiliates connecting with exceptional job candidates and jobs through the job board—which reaches top performers throughout the sector. NACWA has extended its discount offer of $100 off for each 30-day posting through the end of April (use discount code GREATJOBS)…

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