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NACWA applauds WIPPES Act passage

Jun 18, 2024


The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed the Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety (WIPPES) Act, the result of a decade of advocacy by NACWA, the California Association of Sanitation Agencies, water sector partners, and manufacturers to improve labeling.

The legislation directs the Federal Trade Commission – with guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – to issue regulations requiring wipes manufacturers to include clear, consumer-friendly “Do Not Flush” labeling on the packaging of wet wipes that are not designed to be flushed. 

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