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We Are All Dependent on Strong & Reliable Infrastructure

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Two weeks ago, the Value of Water Coalition, of which NACWA is a member, released the findings of a national poll on public attitudes about water and it couldn’t be more timely. With the water crisis in Flint receiving substantial media attention across the nation, issues that are normally out of sight and out of mind […]

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Winning High School Science Fair Project Creates Interest in Energy/Water Nexus

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We all create wastewater. Every time we brush our teeth, wash dishes, do laundry, bathe, and flush the toilet, used water flows from our homes through a vast network of pipes to a treatment plant where the water is cleaned and released back into the environment. Wastewater is generated from churches, schools, hospitals, businesses, and […]

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Flint Crisis Spurs National Dialogue, Water Sector Responds

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The unfolding drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues to receive significant national media attention, and serves as an important reminder to all Americans about the fundamental importance of safe and reliable water treatment.  As the facts in Flint continue to unfold, all can agree that the residents of Flint deserve much better and that […]

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Happy Holidays!

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Toilets Are Not Trashcans!

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On November 19, World Toilet Day, NACWA unveiled a new Toilets Are Not Trashcans logo to encourage proper respect of toilets, and the sewer systems that they flush into.  Too many utilities across the country – and around the world – are spending too much money on dealing with all of the products that people […]

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Happy “World Toilet Day”! Yes, Really

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Conveying the value of water is pretty tough, when you’re competing against the Kardashians and the NFL for people’s attention.
Here in Green Bay, we try to find creative outlets for our water messages, using various platforms.  In November, we use a toilet.

Image credit: The Green Bay Press Gazette ran an article on NEW Water’s “World […]

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Utilities Cooking Up Treats for Halloween

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One of my favorite days of the year is Halloween. So, in the spirit of holiday, here are a few of the “treats” that our utility members have put together to showcase the “mysterious unknown” – the wastewater treatment plant:

DC Water – is offering a “#no2tour” inviting the community to come and tour their new […]

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If a picture is worth 1,000 words – then an App is Even Better!

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Over the course of the year, our staff has been sharing favorite graphics, games and more for use on your tablet, laptop or mobile device.  Below are the sites and apps that we found to be useful, entertaining, innovative or just plain addictive — and in some cases, all of the above.
Infographics: We love these informative […]

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End of Summer Reading Lists

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I’m sad to say the end of summer is near.  It’s Back to School time and Labor Day is right around the corner.  What better to beat that End-of-Summer Sadness than a roundup of some of the best blogs in biz!
Blogs have become a standard in external communications for the Water Sector.  Blogs can help […]

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Being a Utility of the Future is Being the Change We Wish to See

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I’ve been very glad to see so much attention focused lately on the Utility of the Future (UOTF).  In my view, the key to being a UOTF is the notion that clean water utilities should no longer see permit compliance as the ceiling of their aspirations but, instead, as the floor.  Clean water utilities have […]

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