Who We Are
For 50 years, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has been the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues, as well as a top technical resource for water management, sustainability and ecosystem protection interests.
NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies of all sizes nationwide. The Association's unique and growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for all member utilities, and ensures they have the tools necessary to provide affordable and sustainable clean water for all.
Our vision is to represent every utility as a NACWA member, helping build a strong and sustainable clean water future.
What We Offer
Lynchburg Water Resources “Water Wonders” Entertains While Educating
In a typical year, Lynchburg Water Resources (LWR) education and outreach staff visits schools, leads field trips, hosts water plant and wastewater plant tours, and participates in large-scale events. Due to COVID-19, these events were no longer safe to continue. As a solution to continue to raise awareness, the education and outreach staff began filming a series of short 3-5-minute-long videos entitled “Water Wonders.” The lighthearted, upbeat videos highlight LWR’s efforts to provide water, wastewater, and stormwater services, while also showing the plants and wildlife that benefit from clean water to demonstrate the importance of LWR’s work in the natural and built world.
Many of the videos focused on LWR services and the work that LWR conducts every day to keep its water clean from source to tap (and back to the source again!). The videos include strategies and actions that the audience could participate in at home, such as picking up after their pets, friendly flushing (i.e., only flushing the 3Ps), picking up trash in their neighborhood, proper grease disposal, and more! The team has been able to document increased awareness and behavior change based on video comments and messages sent to DWR after the videos were published.
The virtual format is promoted on familiar social media sites (YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram) on #WaterWondersWednesday and LWR’s webpage. Consistent posting on Wednesdays, hashtag usage, and scheduled video premieres enabled audiences to easily locate and search for the videos virtually. Overall, the campaign created a consistent and comprehensive continuation of education and outreach programming in a safe, virtual format during the pandemic while developing content to be used after the community recovers from the pandemic.
NACWA awarded Lynchburg Water Resources a 2021 National Environmental Achievement Award in the Public Information & Education, E-Media category for its engaging and educational videos. Congratulations to LWR and everyone involved!
Board Of Directors
NACWA's Board of Directors embodies the clean water sector's most accomplished leadership, informed by decades of collective experience and expertise in water utility operation and management. The Board leads NACWA's governance, allowing it to serve its members with focus and integrity.
The Association is its people. And NACWA's dedicated staff defines the organization's commitment to passionate advocacy, forward thinking leadership and ethical service to members and the clean water community as a whole. They're dedicated and energetic. They're also a lot of fun. Give us a ring...
Member Agencies & Affiliates
The strength of NACWA is its member agencies and affiliates, from publicly-owned wastewater treatment agencies to corporate affiliates from throughout the clean water management chain. Our unique and growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for all members, ensuring they have the tools and expertise necessary to help shape the clean water landscape both locally and nationally.
NACWA’s committee structure invites Association members to work collectively to shape national clean water policy. NACWA’s committees not only help develop the Association's positions on policy and legislation, they help build and foster NACWA's peer-to-peer networking strength, while achieving key initiatives that benefit all members.
Each year, NACWA recognizes the outstanding commitment, innovation and achievements of individuals and agencies through our national awards programs. From contributions to environmental protection, to diligence in compliance, to even intangible positive impact. NACWA is honored to highlight service excellence within the clean water sector.
Engage and collaborate with member utilities of all sizes—small, medium and large—with affiliates/stakeholders from all regions of the country. Membership is not only a path to improving operations or enhancing professional development, it’s a unique opportunity to join the strongest unified voice for shared clean water interests nationwide.