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
The LOTT Clean Water Alliance Goes Virtual to Spotlight Its Vital Work
The LOTT Clean Water Alliance (LOTT) treats wastewater from homes and businesses in Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater, in Thurston County, Washington, serving more than 119,000 people. Since 2010, LOTT’s education and outreach efforts have been delivered primarily through its award-winning WET Science Center, with interactive exhibits and educational programming focused on the importance of wastewater treatment, the highly sophisticated processes involved, and the exceptional staff who keep things running.
Before the pandemic, LOTT gave frequent tours to various groups, averaging over 2,000 tour participants per year. When the pandemic forced LOTT to discontinue tours and close the WET Science Center, LOTT’s Communications and Education team quickly adapted to maintain valued connections in the community and with partnering school districts. The team developed an engaging plant tour video and a series of related short videos to help fill the void created by the WET Science Center closure and suspension of plant tours. Even after tours resume, the new video series will remain a valuable and effective tool in their outreach toolbox.
NACWA awarded the LOTT Clean Water Alliance a 2022 National Environmental Achievement Award in the Public Information and Education category for its engaging virtual outreach campaign. 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.