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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

  • Congress Feverishly Wrapping Up FY18 Funding Bills

    Mar 20, 2018
    Congress is staring down another critical federal funding deadline this week, with the current Continuing Resolution funding the government expiring on Friday, March 23rd. This means Congress either needs to pass its final Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) omnibus funding package by then or pass yet another short-term Continuing Resolution to avoid a government shutdown.
  • Congressional Letter Supports NACWA Request to Double State Revolving Funds

    Mar 20, 2018
    A bipartisan letter from over 90 Members of Congress was sent to the House Interior & Environment Appropriations Subcommittee last week, requesting a doubling of the State Revolving Funds (SRFs) in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) over currently enacted levels. This request mirrors asks from NACWA and other water sector groups.
  • NACWA Talks Emerging Salinity Issues with EPA

    Mar 20, 2018
    NACWA and a number of members – including representatives from Texas where utilities are facing major permit challenges – met with key EPA staff on March 15 to discuss how the growing trend in surface water salinity impacts the municipal clean water community.
  • Association Reiterates Priorities With EPA

    Mar 20, 2018
    NACWA submitted a letter to Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 1, to expand on the issues that were raised during a February 15 meeting with Dunn and several senior EPA staff members.

NACWA Connect

Member Spotlight: AlexRenew’s Water Discovery & Education Destination

In upcoming months, NACWA’s special Member Spotlight hub—website, social media, member communications—will promote the winners of the Association’s National Environmental Achievement Awards. Today’s debut Spotlight features AlexRenew and its creation of an interactive “Water Discovery & Education Destination” for visitors and tourists. Built in response to community feedback, the innovative community space appeals to all ages, and inspires a love of clean water and its stewardship. Kudos AlexRenew!


It’s back, bigger and better than ever! The second annual Strategic Communications: H2O Conference (StratComm: H2O) will be in Chicago, IL, this June 6 – 7, with more programming, more networking opportunities and more value for clean water utilities. StratComm is designed to help utility leaders and communicators enhance and build effective communications platforms that proactively advance their goals, not just react to events.  Save the date and stay tuned for upcoming StratComm updates!

EPA Officials, Congress Members to Participate in 2018 Water Week/Fly-In

Water Week 2018 and its highlight event, the National Water Policy Fly-in (NWPFI), are designed for meaningful interaction with lawmakers and officials, and this year’s program is shaping up to be more potent than ever (Register now!) Among the speakers and participants for the Week’s slate of programs include key EPA officials and Members of Congress…

Clean Water Careers Discount Extended

Join the growing numbers of NACWA Member Agencies and Affiliates connecting with exceptional job candidates through Clean Water Careers. The job board reaches top performers throughout the sector and NACWA has extended its discount offer of $100 off for each 30-day posting through the end of April (use discount code GREATJOBS). Whether you’re a public agency or corporation, let Clean Water Careers be your ‘go-to’ resource for highly qualified candidates. Post a job today!

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National Water Policy Fly-In

Washington, DC