Member Spotlight

  • LOTT Clean Water Alliance’s Innovative Project Improves Water Quality and Reduces Costs

    May 22, 2024
    LOTT Clean Water Alliance provides wastewater management services for approximately 120,000 people in Thurston County, Washington. Since 1994, LOTT’s Budd Inlet Treatment Plant has employed biological nutrient removal (BNR) to protect water quality in Budd Inlet, where most treated water is discharged. LOTT is recognized as an industry leader in progressive treatment approaches that meet the most stringent discharge limits in the Puget Sound region.
  • The City of Tacoma Environmental Services Turns Art into Education

    May 2, 2024
    In 2019, the City of Tacoma Environmental Services (ES) launched an art campaign to educate and inspire the community about stormwater. Stormwater flows directly into local waterways from streets, sidewalks, and other outdoor areas. This stormwater can bring toxic pollutants into the Puget Sound and then the Pacific Ocean. The campaign, with the catchy slogan, “If It Hits the Ground, It Hits the Sound,” uses visual, meaningful local art pieces to communicate the impacts of stormwater pollution.
  • Orange County Utilities Makes an Impact on Workforce Development

    March 13, 2024
    Orange County Utilities in Florida developed the H2O Pipeline Classroom to Career Program as a vocational initiative designed to train high school seniors to become Class C water or wastewater treatment operators. As the water sector experiences a workforce shortage that is only expected to worsen in the coming years, the H2O Pipeline Program provides a way to develop workers who are equipped and committed to providing essential water and wastewater services for their community.
  • Arlington’s Re-Gen Program Pairs Innovation with Public Education

    February 28, 2024
    For Arlington, Virginia residents who wonder what happens to wastewater once it leaves their home, they now know it goes to the County’s Water Pollution Control Plant, which treats 23 million gallons of wastewater daily. The Water Pollution Control Bureau (WPCB) plays a pivotal role in Arlington County’s path toward sustainability and their work embodies the philosophy that, “wastewater is not waste.”
  • Louisville MSD Engages Next Generation of Engineers through Creative College Curriculum

    December 15, 2023
    Dedicated to being an innovative regional utility for safe, clean waterways, Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (Louisville MSD) provides three key services - wastewater treatment, stormwater/drainage management, and flood protection - to the nearly 619,000 Louisville residents as well as the surrounding region.
  • Eastern Municipal Water District’s Innovative and Fun Approach to Clean Water Education

    November 16, 2023
    Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has found a fun and innovative way to educate children and adults about the importance of being sewer smart.
  • WSSC Water’s Creative Virtual Platform Brings the Wastewater Treatment Experience to Local Classrooms

    September 13, 2023
    WSSC Water is among the nation’s largest water and wastewater utilities, serving 1.9 million residents in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in Maryland. The bi-county utility is not only committed to providing safe and reliable drinking water to its customers while protecting the environment, but it is also dedicated to educating local schools on the vital role of water and wastewater utilities.
  • Collaborative Project from the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Provides Valuable Data to Health Leaders

    July 27, 2023
    The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is one of many partners working together with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the University of Missouri-Columbia, to provide public health authorities with a valuable tool for monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks throughout Missouri.
  • Renewable Water Resources’ Dig Greenville Infrastructure Project Has Positive Impact on the Environment

    June 14, 2023
    Renewable Water Resources’ (ReWa’s) wastewater infrastructure project Dig Grenville is designed to increase existing sewer capacity to protect the environment by mitigating overflows to the Reedy River during wet weather events for the next 100 years.
  • Beckley Sanitary Board’s Collaborative Project Generates Future Water Professionals

    May 17, 2023
    In Beckley, WV, creek banks are becoming places for watershed education. Thanks to a collaborative effort among three watershed partners, students and other community members are now involved in year-round hands-on learning on Beckley’s urban streams. The thriving partnership among NACWA Member Beckley Sanitary Board, Piney Creek Watershed Association and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) has sustained an ongoing effort to collect and analyze water samples from 22 sites across a 20 square mile area, once a month for more than three years
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