Monthly Archives: January 2014

As Obama State of the Union Highlights Climate Commitment, NACWA Ramps Up Efforts on Utility Resiliency

In his fifth State of the Union address last night, President Obama reaffirmed an ongoing commitment to pursue administrative action on climate change issues. The President emphasized the need to act with urgency, noting that communities across the country are already facing the impacts of climate change through droughts, floods and other extreme weather events.
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Money Matters: Bipartisan Legislation Highlights Affordability Challenges

Last week, Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced H.R. 3862, The Clean Water Affordability Act, to help clean water agencies advance clean water projects while minimizing the financial impacts on ratepayers and municipal budgets.  Specifically, NACWA worked with Representatives Latta and Walz on provisions in the bill that would codify the EPA’s […]

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Budget Roundup: Value of SRFs Recognized in FY2014 Spending Bill

On Monday, House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $1.012 trillion bipartisan spending bill which covers the entire federal discretionary budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  In addition to ensuring the government is funded and stays open through October 1, passing the bill would ease many of the sequester cuts […]

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Some Interesting Facts About Flushables

Clean water agencies across the country are experiencing problems with products that are flushed but do not break apart easily in the sewer system. NACWA launched a “Toilets Are Not Trashcans” campaign last year to protect our sewers from wipes, paper towels, FOG (fats, oils, and greases) and other products that should not be flushed.  […]

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Happy 2014!

Wishing you the very best for in the New Year!

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