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Commemorating the accomplishments made over the last five decades, and exploring the past to create a new clean water paradigm for the next fifty years. 

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Member Spotlight: Hampton Roads Sanitation District Establishes One-of-a-Kind Research Center
  • Effective Community Engagement Garners Public Support for Massive Infrastructure Project

    Aug 26, 2020
    In 2019, the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County began construction on the Clearwater Project, consisting of a 7-mile, 18-foot diameter, almost entirely underground tunnel and outfall system that conveys clean water from its largest wastewater treatment facility to the ocean. The project will ensure the main sewer system's reliability and future capacity needs with serving over 5 million people in Los Angeles County.

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  • EPA Takes Historic Step to Revise Affordability Methodology

    Sep 16, 2020
    Thanks to years of tireless effort by NACWA, its members and the Association’s water sector partners, EPA has taken a major step toward overhauling its financial capability assessment methodology to better account for the impacts on economically disadvantaged communities.
  • WRDA Negotiations Ramp Up – Member Advocacy Needed to Secure Significant Clean Water Funding!

    Sep 16, 2020
    Conference negotiations between the House and Senate on a final Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2020 bill have ramped up over the past week with clean water provisions and billions of dollars in potential funding now coming into focus.
  • NACWA, AMWA Highlight Utility Financial Concerns for EPA

    Sep 16, 2020
    NACWA joined with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) this week to send a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler flagging the significant financial challenges facing many clean water utilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and asking the Agency to exercise flexibility in working with utilities whose capital budgets have been impacted by significant economic disruption.

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Part 3: Wipe Out - How States and Municipalities are "Flushing" the Wipes Delimma

September 16, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

The COVID-19 pandemic, with its initial toilet paper shortages and focus on disinfection, caused significant new problems with “wipes in the pipes” for many clean water utilities.  Media stories provided extensive coverage of the issue, increasing awareness and accelerating the search for solutions.  Meanwhile, the early days of the pandemic saw Washington became the first state to pass a bill to regulate the labeling of wipes, and additional states are moving in that direction.  Lawsuits against wipes manufacturers also continue, along with public education efforts. 

This webinar will look at the current state of legislation, regulation, and litigation around wipes and other non-flushable products, as well as how the COVID-19 pandemic have heightened attention to the issue and utility responses. Webinar speakers will provide updates on all of these aspects of the “war on wipes,” challenges facing utilities, and how NACWA and its members have worked with other organizations through the Association’s Toilets Are Not Trashcans campaign to provide solutions. 



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