Advocacy & Analysis

For more than 50 years, NACWA has been the leader in national clean water advocacy, and the strongest voice for publicly owned wastewater and stormwater utilities. Whether educating lawmakers on key clean water issues in the halls of Congress, advancing critical regulatory priorities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or other federal agencies, or litigating in courts across the nation on behalf of municipal clean water interests, NACWA is always at the forefront of the advocacy effort, representing clean water utilities, their communities and their ratepayers. 

We invite you to learn more about NACWA’s current advocacy initiatives and read in-depth analyses of how current legislative, regulatory, and legal developments will impact public clean water agencies. From late-breaking news in our Advocacy Alerts to more comprehensive coverage of key advocacy priorities in our Updates, NACWA’s resources provide a comprehensive source of clean water information. This page also highlights current NACWA advocacy campaigns and contains critical advocacy tools to help clean water agencies add their voice to that of others around the country in elevating clean water as a national priority.

Congressional Toolbox

The Congressional Toolbox contains fact sheets on NACWA’s legislative advocacy work and other resources to help support and enhance NACWA member outreach to Congress. NACWA encourages all of its public utility members to arrange regular meetings with their Senators and Representatives.

Stormwater Permitting Guide

The Stormwater Permit Screening Tool builds off NACWA’s 2018 MS4 Stormwater Permitting Guide that will aid all municipal stormwater managers—particularly in small and medium-sized communities—as they navigate the stormwater permitting process. The MS4 Permitting Guide is also intended to assist expert stormwater professionals seeking to answer more advanced related stormwater questions.
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