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Member Spotlight

  • Miami-Dade Raises Bar with Infrastructure Plan

    Jun 21, 2017
    Aging and inadequate water infrastructure is a persistent issue throughout the country, and Miami-Dade County, FL is no exception. Like many regions of the U.S., Miami-Dade’s water and wastewater systems are decades old and unable to support its current and future population.


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Clean Water Current

  • Congress on Recess, Faces Numerous Fall Deadlines

    Aug 15, 2017
    The House of Representatives and the Senate are both on their annual August recess, with Representatives and Senators spending time in their respective districts and states. However, Congress takes its recess under a cloud of pessimism regarding its ability to advance legislation, while the White House is also seeing growing disapproval in the polls
  • NACWA Attends EPA Meeting on Water Issues

    Aug 15, 2017
    NACWA participated in a meeting with senior EPA Office of Water officials on August 10 to discuss a number of priority issues, joining other water sector groups and associations for the discussion.
  • EPA Seeks Utility Input for Dental Amalgam Rule FAQ

    Aug 15, 2017
    With the Dental Amalgam Rule now in effect for new sources, EPA is preparing implementation aids for the rule. NACWA’s Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Committee provided comments to EPA on its draft sample one-time compliance report, which is expected to be posted on the EPA website soon.
  • New Toilets Are Not Trashcans Stickers Available

    Aug 15, 2017
    A simple revision to NACWA’s popular “Toilets Are Not Trashcans” campaign stickers are, according to feedback, producing improved results in both visibility and effectiveness. The stickers have been re-designed with the tagline, “Only Flush the 3 Ps: Pee, Poop, & Toilet Paper” below the Toilets Are Not Trashcans logo.

NACWA Connect

Peer-to-Peer Mission Drives Successful ULC, StratComm

Attendees to NACWA’s Utility Leadership Conference (ULC) and Strategic Communications: H2O (StratComm) workshop came from every region of the country, with differing utility needs and challenges, dealing with different circumstances, and serving different populations, but all shared the same unifying objective by participating in the events:  Peer-to-peer collaboration for problem solving.

Members are the Heart of NACWA – Welcome New Agencies!

NACWA members are the heart of our organization.  The Association’s advocacy begins and ends with telling the stories of our members and ensuring that public utilities have the tools necessary to provide affordable and sustainable clean water for all.  We are honored to welcome 35 new members to the Association this year….

NACWA Brings DC Perspective to ORACWA Annual Conference

NACWA joined water professionals from across the State of Oregon July 26 - 28, to participate in the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (ORACWA) 2017 Annual Conference, which was held in Bend, OR. As always, the ORACWA conference program featured discussions on important topics like climate change, water reuse and the role of technology and innovation, as well as opportunities to engage with state and regional regulators.

Save the Date! Utility Leaders Morning at WEFTEC 2017

With August upon us, WEFTEC is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to mark your calendar for the Utility Leaders Morning!  Co-sponsored by NACWA and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the event provides an exclusive opportunity for utility executives and senior managers to engage, hear from EPA staff on current initiatives, and receive updates from NACWA and WEF on key policy developments…