Category Archives: Clean Water

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Trial Membership Campaign: Steps Toward ‘Every Utility a Member’ Vision

With its sights squarely on the vision of “Every Utility a Member”—including an ambitious goal of 1000 utilities in the association—NACWA has officially launched its Trial Membership Campaign for small and medium utilities serving populations of 75,000 or less.  These utilities make up a large swath of the Clean Water Community nationwide, and their addition […]

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Calling all NACWA Affiliates

It’s not too late to showcase your many contributions to the water sector and build strong relationships with utilities nationwide through NACWA Sponsorship in 2017. With the 2017 Winter Conference in the rear view mirror, NACWA has updated its sponsorship prospectus with adjustments to pricing and benefits, and would love to count you among its […]

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Engagement, Collaboration, Unity: Watchwords at Winter Conference 2017

Ask any long-time attendee to describe NACWA Conferences, and they would somehow reference the “warm buzz” hovering over the crowd—familiar and welcoming.  With new members and new event features at Winter Conference 2017, that buzz was enhanced, which bodes well for the Association’s overarching goal of increasing engagement among its members nationwide.
Conference Committees Define Collaboration
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NACWA Welcomes New Members! One Network…One Voice

NACWA is proud and honored to welcome its new members for fiscal year 2017 (from October 1, 2016).  The Association is a diverse network of utility members and agencies, ensuring that the collective voice of our nation’s public utilities—the Clean Water Community—is heard. As one voice, we elevate Water as a top priority on the […]

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Thank You NACWA Members for a Great 2016 . . . But We Have a Lot of Work Ahead!

As 2016 comes to a close, now is the perfect time to reflect on NACWA’s successes this year and set our sights on the work that must still be done in the New Year. Despite a tumultuous political season, NACWA members won hard-fought battles to promote sensible, affordable and innovative approaches to water quality protection […]

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Senate Comes Together on Water Infrastructure; Attention Turns to the House of Representatives

While Washington may have a well-deserved reputation for partisan gridlock, the U.S. Senate took a major step on September 15  towards showing that issues around water and water infrastructure can be overwhelming bipartisan when it passed S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), with a thumping 95-3 vote. In an intense election season […]

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U.S. Deserves Gold Medal in Water Quality

When the Summer Olympics kick off on August 5, the world’s attention will be focused for two weeks on the Games and on the host city, Rio de Janeiro.  But instead of the international spotlight shining solely on the athletes and on the fabulous Brazilian culture enveloping the competition, scrutiny will also be turned to […]

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The Power of Video

Runoff is a tough concept to explain.  Erin Wilcox, Water Resource Specialist for NEW Water, was quick on the draw with her camera when she witnessed this Wisconsin springtime phenomenon in action.
“They say a picture tells 1,000 words, and I knew it was fortunate to see runoff happening so distinctly before my eyes,” she said.
Runoff […]

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Utilities Achieve Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Goals 10 Years Ahead of Schedule

Many folks believe that the greatest challenge to improving water quality is eliminating hypoxic zones, often termed “dead zones,” which are areas in lakes and oceans of such low oxygen concentration that aquatic life dies. These hypoxic zones are fueled by the presence of excessive amounts of nutrients – mainly phosphorus and nitrogen. The consequences […]

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Balancing the Need for Investment with Low-income Customer Affordability

As communities across the nation address the ever-pressing need to maintain and update its water infrastructure, a larger question looms, ‘How do sewer and water utilities make these much-needed investments while being mindful about affordability, particularly as it relates to low-income customers?’  In short, how do utilities balance the staggering need for investment vs. low-income […]

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