Clean Water Current Archive

  • Save The Date – NACWA Environmental Justice Committee to Hold First Virtual Meeting on April 7

    March 2, 2022
    NACWA’s newly formed Environmental Justice Committee will hold its first virtual meeting on Thursday, April 7th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern).
  • EPA to Host Webinar on New Financial Capability Assessment Guidance

    March 2, 2022
    EPA’s Water Finance Center will be hosting an upcoming webinar on the Agency’s recently proposed draft Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) guidance. The webinar will be on March 14 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET.
  • NACWA Seeks Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plans from Member Utilities

    March 2, 2022
    As part of the NACWA Statement of Principles and Recommended Actions on Environmental Justice, which was approved by the NACWA Board of the Directors last year, the Association is committed to expanding utility peer-to-peer learning and exchange opportunities around diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts.
  • Member Input Needed as NACWA Prepares to Comment on FCA Document Revisions

    February 24, 2022
    The official 60-day comment period on EPA’s latest revisions to its Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) document began February 23 with the release of the draft guidance in the Federal Register. Comments are due to EPA by April 25. ​
  • NACWA Outlines 2023 Budget Priorities to EPA

    February 24, 2022
    NACWA sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Feb. 24 outlining funding priorities from the municipal clean water sector for the Biden Administration’s upcoming Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget request to Congress. This letter builds on NACWA’s annual advocacy to the White House and Congress as funding levels are being set each year. ​
  • NACWA Expresses Concern with Proposed Massachusetts PFAS Law

    February 24, 2022
    NACWA submitted written testimony on February 18 to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight opposing Senate Bill 2655, An Act Establishing a Moratorium on the Procurement of Structures or Activities Generating PFAS Emissions.
  • NACWA Hosts “Waters of the United States” Webinar

    February 24, 2022
    The NACWA Legal Affairs Committee and Stormwater Management Committee this week jointly hosted a webinar focusing on the definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS).
  • Small & Mid-Size Utilities Talk Funding

    February 24, 2022
    NACWA’s Small & Mid-Size Utility Working Group met virtually this week to discuss clean water funding availability and how to access it. NACWA staff provided an overview and timelines specific to funding that has been made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the recent Infrastructure Bill, and the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program.
  • EPA Plans Infrastructure Webinar Series to Roll Out New Program Guidance – Water Webinar on March 15

    February 24, 2022
    In recent weeks, the White House has begun rolling out program guidance regarding implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure bill for individual infrastructure sectors. The Biden Administration is planning a public webinar series to walk through each agency and sector’s guidance after its release.
  • EPA Releases Revised Draft of Financial Capability Guidance; NACWA and Water Sector To Comment

    February 16, 2022
    EPA released a new draft of its revised Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance February 16, ahead of a Federal Register notice that will be published in the coming days formally announcing a 60-day public comment period.
  • NACWA Weighs in with EPA on Infrastructure Bill Implementation

    February 16, 2022
    NACWA sent a letter to the EPA Office of Water on Feb. 16 further outlining clean water agency priorities related to implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
  • Court Approves Charleston Wipes Settlement Agreement

    February 16, 2022
    The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina recently approved a settlement agreement between NACWA member Charleston Water System (CWS) and major U.S. wipes manufacturer Kimberly-Clark.
  • Environmental Justice Legislation Gets House Committee Hearing

    February 16, 2022
    The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee held a legislative hearing Feb. 15 to consider H.R. 2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act.
  • NACWA To Host Joint Legal Affairs and Stormwater Management Committee Meeting on WOTUS

    February 16, 2022
    The NACWA Legal Affairs Committee and Stormwater Management Committee will be jointly hosting a webinar focusing on the definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) next Tuesday, February 22nd from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Eastern).
  • Save the Date – Water Week 2022 Policy Fly-In Will be April 27th in Washington, DC!

    February 16, 2022
    After two years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Water Week 2022 (April 24 – April 30) returns to an in-person format this year in Washington, DC. The cornerstone event, the National Policy Fly-In, is set for Wednesday, April 27th and will be hosted by NACWA, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Research Foundation (WRF), and the WaterReuse Association.
  • NACWA Submits Comments on Latest WOTUS Proposal

    February 9, 2022
    In comments submitted February 7, NACWA weighed in once again on the latest iteration of EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) proposed rulemaking to establish a “durable” Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition. ​
  • EPA Plan Announced for Water Sector Industrial Control System Cybersecurity

    February 9, 2022
    EPA recently announced the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative – Water and Wastewater Sector Action Plan to help improve water utility cybersecurity. The Action Plan is part of President Biden’s Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Initiative, established in the National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems. Similar plans were implemented last year for the electrical and natural gas sectors.
  • Legislation Advances to Drive Research and Development, Includes Water Components

    February 9, 2022
    The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed H.R. 4521, the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022, which is a comprehensive bill designed to help drive research and innovation to improve American global competitiveness and supply chain constraints in the fields of science and technology.
  • White House Releases Guidebook for Infrastructure Funding

    February 3, 2022
    The White House released a guidebook earlier this week to help state and local government officials understand the billions of dollars that will be made available for numerous programs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the bipartisan infrastructure package that was signed into law in November 2021.
  • Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Set Wipes Flushability Standards – Utility Advocacy Needed

    February 3, 2022
    Bipartisan legislation, led by Representative Lisa McClain (MI-10-R) and Alan Lowenthal (CA-47-D), was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representative to establish standards for the flushability of disposable nonwoven products – commonly known as wet wipes.

Archive 2017 & 2016

January 2017

January 17
January 10

December 2016

December 20
December 13
December 5

November 2016

November 22
November 14
November 7

October 2016

October 31
October 25
October 17
October 11
October 3

September 2016

Septemper 26
September 19
September 12
September 6

August 2016

August 29
August 22
August 15
August 8
August 1

July 2016

July 25
July 18
July 11
July 5

June 2016

June 27
June 20
June 13
June 6


May 31
May 23
May 16
May 9
May 2


April 25
April 18
April 11
April 4

March 2016

March 28
March 21
March 14
March 7

February 2016

February 29
February 19
February 12
February 5

January 2016

January 29
January 22
January 15
January 8
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