Clean Water Current
APWA Holds Hill Briefing on Water Issues
(November 13, 2019) – NACWA staff attended a briefing this week on Capitol Hill hosted by the American Public Works Association (APWA) entitled “Water Issues and Public Works: A Discussion on Water Infrastructure, Regulatory Issues, and Emerging Contaminants.”
The panel was led by members of APWA’s Water Resources Management Committee and moderated by APWA Executive Director Scott Grayson.
During the briefing, panelists discussed several key issues of importance to NACWA and the clean water sector including the use of State Revolving Funds and the need for increased federal funding to build and maintain water and clean water infrastructure, PFAS, U.S. EPA’s proposed Lead & Copper Rule, affordability, workforce development, and the importance of communities further utilizing Integrated Planning (IP) to meet their increasing Clean Water Act (CWA) obligations.
Over the past several years, APWA has been a key partner with NACWA and the clean water sector in collaborating on important clean water issues and priorities, including Water Week. NACWA looks forward to furthering our partnership and thanks APWA for hosting this important briefing to educate Congress on the important issues and challenges facing the public clean water sector.
Please contact Jason Isakovic, NACWA’s Legislative Director, with any questions.