As the only clean water association governed solely by public utilities, NACWA offers unmatched legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of the water sector and delivers up-to-date information and analysis on key water sector issues, as well as fostering community and collaboration among utility executives nationwide.

Membership in NACWA provides representation in the courts, with the Environmental Protection Agency, and with Congress as well as connection with utility executives from public clean water agencies of all sizes, urban and rural, nationwide. We invite you to learn more about the value of membership and lend your voice to our advocacy efforts. Together with Every Utility a Member, we will ensure that water is elevated as a top national priority.


How to Join

Start your NACWA membership today! To join, complete the membership application. Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted by a member of the membership team to confirm the membership. With this confirmation, NACWA will provide you with a membership invoice and information on how to access the membership in addition to working with you to get your utility or organization engaged in the Association.

NACWA membership is organizational for Public Wastewater Agencies, Conveyance Systems, Stormwater Management Agencies as well as Corporate, Legal and Supporting Affiliates. Membership dues are billed annually and are based on service area population, municipal water/wastewater revenue, or number of environmental attorneys at a firm. Membership dues categories can be found on the membership dues schedule page.

Please contact Kelly Brocato, Senior Director of Membership Development at 202.833.1449 with any questions or complete the Request for Information Form.

What People Are Saying

"NACWA has been our District's voice in Washington for over 20 years...and has helped us stay ahead of the curve on regulations."

Susan Tanner Holmes, Chairwoman
Central Davis Sewer District, UT
Service Area Population: 42,000


"A small or medium utility needs NACWA, they have become one of my utility's guardians...Being a CEO of a small wastewater utility, [I can attest that] NACWA saves me time and money!"

David Peterson, CEO
Caveland Environmental Authority, KY
Service Area Population: 11,250


"NACWA has been our WPCA's voice in Washington for years.  NACWA's Peak Performance Awards program is very important to our staff and board as a recognition for a job well done."

Tim Smith, Public Utilities Administrator
Colchester East Hampton Joint Facilities, CT
Service Area Population: 12,000

"NACWA recently told its membership about a budget rider that...could have cost Great Lakes’ utilities $70 billion. Together, we were able to significantly change the language so that it would be acceptable."

Todd A. Danielson, P.E., BCEE , Chief Utilities Executive
Avon Lake Regional Water, OH
Service Area Population: 27,700


"NACWA sends email alerts on EPA regulations changes that effect all wastewater utilities, and monitors new proposed legislation from Congress that allows me to contact Senators and Congressman.

David Peterson, CEO
Caveland Environmental Authority, KY



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