During its July 25 meeting, NACWA’s Board of Directors approved formal membership in the International Water Services Flushability Group (IWSFG) as the U.S. voting member association. The IWSFG is an international group of wastewater utilities, and the associations representing them, that share a common goal of reducing the problems caused by the inappropriate flushing of consumer products, including wipes. The IWSFG has published a draft flushability standard, with a public comment period open until September 1. NACWA has participated in the development of the draft flushability standard, which will ensure that any product meeting the standard is safe to flush into municipal wastewater utility systems.
NACWA’s members are also invited to join the IWSFG as associate members by signing the Group’s Memorandum of Understanding. More information about the IWSFG and the flushability standard will be provided in an upcoming Advocacy Alert.