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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
  • Art with a Purpose - The City of Richmond’s Creative Take on Water Conservation

    Aug 12, 2020
    The City of Richmond's Stormwater Utility, in collaboration with Richmond Public Elementary Schools, brought the community outreach RVAH2O Rain Barrel Painting Program to life. The program, designed to engage Richmond's population and educate citizens about water quantity and quality, has proven to be practical and has added to the unique beauty of the City. Through the program, elementary school students display their creativity and better the community by painting rain barrels that are distributed free-of-charge to Richmond's citizens. The simple installation of rain barrels helps reduce the amount of runoff experienced with each wet weather occurrence and helps to prevent Richmond's stormwater infrastructure from being overwhelmed. For its efforts, the City of Richmond Stormwater Utility was recognized with a National Environmental Achievement Award in the Public Information & Education Educational Program category during NACWA's Winter Conference in February 2020. Congratulations to the City of Richmond Stormwater Utility and everyone involved!

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  • NACWA Outlines WRDA Legislative Priorities – Member Advocacy Needed!

    Aug 12, 2020
    As Members of Congress return to their home states and Congressional districts until after Labor Day for the August recess, Congressional staff have begun the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2020 conference negotiation process in hopes of hammering out a final bill for House and Senate passage this fall.
  • Congressional COVID-19 Negotiations Stall, Water Access Remains Key Concern

    Aug 12, 2020
    This past week, Congressional negotiations on the next phase of COVID-19 relief stalled without compromise. In response, with protections such as enhanced federal unemployment benefits and an eviction moratorium expiring, President Trump signed Executive Orders over the weekend aimed at providing temporary stability.
  • NACWA Active in Media Coverage of Water Issues

    Aug 12, 2020
    NACWA has remained active in its media outreach over the summer months, particularly on the topic of water utility shutoff moratoriums related to COVID-19 and NACWA’s repeated insistence that the federal government must provide financial relief to public utilities to help address pandemic concerns.

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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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