Monthly Archives: September 2013

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Has it Right – Climate Change Is Really about Water

Last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy delivered an address at The National Press Club to provide an update on the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan.  McCarthy’s remarks demonstrated that NACWA’s message is being heard – climate change is fundamentally about water. She noted that:
“Climate Change is really about water – it's about clean, reliable sources […]

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Wiping Up New Customers: More Wipes in Utilities’ Futures?

Earlier this week, NACWA joined with INDA (the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the American Public Works Association (APWA) to issue a joint press release, describing how the four associations will collaborate to help keep non-dispersible products out of the sewer.  But even as the associations work on […]

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Collaborating to Meet the Challenges Ahead

Last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy posted seven “themes” to guide the Agency’s priorities during her tenure as Administrator. NACWA welcomes Administrator McCarthy’s commitment to partner with local governments and we are eager to work with the Agency to advance a number of the themes relevant to the clean water community, including the following priorities […]

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In the Dyeing World of Wipes – Vancouver Puts their Hands On Them

Wipes that are flushed into the sewer system have become an expensive problem for the City of Vancouver.  In the last five years, we have spent $650,000 on new pumps and equipment because of problem with clogs caused by wipes.  Each year, we continue to spend more than $100,000 on extra maintenance and electricity costs […]

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