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
Member Spotlight: The City and County of Honolulu Develop the Perfect Wastewater Analogy to Educate the Community
The children’s book, Anatomy of Wastewater, is an in-house production developed by the Department of Environmental Services and the City and County of Honolulu’s Design and Print Center at the Department of Customer Services.
The book is a creative way to educate the local keiki, or children, on how similar the human body is to Honolulu’s wastewater system. The book was published several years ago, but a revised and reprinted version was released this year. It has been placed in almost all the public libraries on Oahu and provided free of charge to nearly all the elementary schools in Honolulu.
The story features a local family at the beach and the parents help educate their inquisitive child who begins asking what happens after he eats his musubi (rice and spam wrapped in dry, roasted seaweed). The mother is a doctor, and the father works at the wastewater treatment plant. The parents provide a simple explanation within both of their disciplines to provide a clear picture to their child. It’s a very simple primer to the wastewater system.
NACWA awarded the City and County of Honolulu, HI a 2021 National Environmental Achievement Award in the Public Information & Education, Printed Publication category for its creative and educational children’s book. Congratulations to 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.