Clean Water Current
NACWA Collaborates on Survey to Explore Regulatory Barriers to Innovation
(October 31, 2017) - NACWA is collaborating on an EPA-funded study seeking perspectives of utility managers and decision makers on the effects of regulation on innovation and new technology implementation in the municipal wastewater treatment sector. The research is led by UC Berkeley and ReNUWIT—Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure—with communication and outreach support from NACWA, as well as the Water Environment Federation, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and the California Association of Sanitation Agencies. EPA’s Office of Water is supporting this work in an effort to better identify where its Clean Water Act regulations may be inhibiting innovation. Click here to take the survey now. NACWA’s advocacy with EPA will also be informed by the survey and we encourage our members to provide their feedback. Any members with questions can contact Chris Hornback.