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Additional information on Flushable Wipes and Other Non-Dispersible Products can be found on the Toilets Are Not Trashcans! Campaign page.

Pretreatment professionals at clean water agencies play a vital roles implementing the National Pretreatment Program to protect wastewater treatment processes and the environment from industrial and commercial pollutants. Pretreatment programs are also increasingly asked to perform other pollution prevention activities. In addition to its advocacy work on behalf of member agency pretreatment programs, NACWA organizes an annual National Pretreatment and Pollution Prevention Workshop.

 

 

2016

11/22 Clean Water Current   NACWA Asks EPA to Consider Wastewater Impacts of Two Pesticides  
10/31 Clean Water Current   DC Council Considers Wipes Legislation, NACWA Testifies  
10/23 NACWA Testimony icon-pdf NACWA Testimony on D.C. Council B21-833, the Nonwoven Disposable Products Act of 2016  
08/01 Clean Water Current   Review of EPA Centralized Waste Treatment & Landfill Categories Requested  
07/27 NACWA Comments   NACWA Comments on 2016 Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Plan  
07/05 Clean Water Current   EPA Publishes Effluent Guidelines Plan; NACWA Requests Member Input  
06/27 Clean Water Current   EPA Requests NACWA Input on Industrial User Manual  
06/20 Clean Water Current   EPA Finalizes Fracking Wastewater Effluent Guidelines  
06/17 NACWA Comments icon-pdf NACWA Comments on EPA’s Tentative Denial of Petition to Change Corrosivity Definition for RCRA Hazardous Waste  
06/13 Clean Water Current   Congress Sends Toxic Substance Control Reform to President  
05/31 Clean Water Current  

Wipe Flushability Guidelines Work Continues

 
05/23 Clean Water Current  

Pretreatment Workshop Draws Large Crowd

 
05/16 Clean Water Current  

‘Toilets Are Not Trashcans’ Gaining Media Attention

 
04/11 Clean Water Current  

Wipe Flushability & Labeling Work Progresses

 
04/07 NACWA Comments icon-pdf

NACWA Letter of Support for Minnesota Wipes Legislation

 
03/23 NACWA Comments icon-pdf

NACWA Letter of Support for Minnesota Wipes Legislation

 
03/14 Clean Water Current  

EPA Discusses Metal Finishing Study with Pretreatment Committee

 
02/19 Clean Water Current  

NACWA Weighs In On Toxic Substances Control Reform

 

 

 

2015

12/23 NACWA Comments icon-pdf

NACWA Comments on Proposed Rule on Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

 
11/20 Clean Water Current  

Toilets Are Not Trashcans Logo and Webpage Launched

 
10/30 Clean Water Current  

NACWA Takes Clean Water Message to Arid West, New England

 
10/02 Clean Water Current  

Wastewater Associations and Wipes Manufacturers Discuss Flushability Guidelines Development Continues

 
09/04 Clean Water Current  

EPA Proposes Ban on Flushing of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

 
08/14 Clean Water Current  

Truly Flushable Wipes Technology Demonstrated

 
07/24 NACWA Comments icon-pdf

NACWA Comments on EPA’s Proposed Effluent Guidelines for Fracking Wastewater

 
07/10 Clean Water Current  

NACWA Provides Additional Data to EPA for Dental Amalgam Rule

 
06/26 Clean Water Current  

Wipes Flushability Guidelines Development Continues

 
06/19 Clean Water Current  

NACWA Supports FTC Wipes Agreement

 
06/12 Clean Water Current  

NACWA Encourages Members to Comment on FTC Wipes Agreement

 
05/29 Clean Water Current  

Media Attention on Wipes Continues; NACWA to Comment FTC Agreement

 
05/22 Clean Water Current  

FTC Announces Settlement Agreement with Wipes Manufacturer

 
05/08 Clean Water Current  

EPA Requests Additional Information from NACWA Dental Amalgam Survey

 
04/17 Clean Water Current  

NACWA Discusses Dental Amalgam Separator Rule with EPA

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03/27 Clean Water Current  

Wipes Product Stewardship Initiative Begins, Flushability Guideline Work Continues

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02/27 Clean Water Current  

Associations Meet with CDC on Pretreatment of Ebola Waste

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02/20 NACWA Comments icon-pdf

NACWA Comments on EPA’s Proposed Dental Amalgam Separator Rule

 
02/20 Clean Water Current  

NACWA Requests Withdrawal of Dental Amalgam Separator Rule

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01/16 Clean Water Current  

Agreement Reached on Path Forward to Reduce Problems Caused by Wipes

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01/16 Clean Water Current  

Recommendations Now Available for Discharge of Ebola Virus Patient Waste to Sewers

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01/09 Clean Water Current  

Flushability Guidelines Update Set to Begin

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01/09 Clean Water Current  

Last Chance to Complete NACWA Dental Amalgam Survey

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2014

12/19 Clean Water Current  

Dental Amalgam Survey Deadline Extended

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12/05 Clean Water Current  

Dental Amalgam Survey, Tools, and Proposed Rule Fact Sheet Available

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11/24 Advocacy Alert  

NACWA Dental Amalgam Separator Rule Survey (AA 14-24)

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11/24 CASA Memo icon-pdf

Consensus Recommendations for Ebola Virus Dialogue Between Utilities and Hospitals

 
11/24 NACWA Fact Sheet icon-pdf

Dental Amalgam Separator Rule Fact Sheet

 
11/21 Clean Water Current  

EPA Extends Dental Amalgam Comment Period; NACWA Survey Begins Next Week

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11/07 Clean Water Current  

Webcast Focuses on Utility Concerns about Ebola Virus

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11/07 Clean Water Current  

NACWA, American Dental Association Seek Comment Extension for Amalgam Rule; Pretreatment Committee Discusses Strategy

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11/06 Presentation icon-pdf

Slides used in NACWA Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Committee discussion of proposed dental amalgam separator rule

 
11/04 NACWA Correspondence icon-pdf

Joint request by NACWA and ADA for an extension to the dental amalgam separator rule comment period

 
10/31 Clean Water Current  

Pretreatment Professionals to Discuss EPA’s Proposed Dental Amalgam Rule

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10/30 Advocacy Alert  

Dental Amalgam Separator Rule Proposed By EPA (AA 14-21)

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10/24 Clean Water Current  

Webcast to Focus on Utility Concerns about Ebola Virus

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10/24 Clean Water Current  

Proposed Dental Amalgam Separator Rule Published

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10/17 Clean Water Current  

Groups Poised to Reach Agreement with INDA on Flushable Wipes

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10/10 Clean Water Current  

Ebola Virus Likely Not a Hazard in Wastewater

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09/26 Clean Water Current  

EPA Proposes Dental Amalgam Separator Rule

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09/26 Clean Water Current  

Groups Poised to Reach Agreement with INDA on Flushable Wipes

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09/05 Clean Water Current  

Dr. Oz Takes on Flushable Wipes on September 9, Features NACWA

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08/15 Clean Water Current  

NACWA Meets with OMB on Proposed Dental Amalgam Rule

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08/15 Clean Water Current  

EPA Responds to NACWA Inquiry, Reaffirms Commitment to CSO Policy

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08/12 NACWA Talking Points icon-pdf 

NACWA Talking Points for Meeting with White House Office of Management & Budget on Dental Amalgam Rule

 
06/06 Clean Water Current  

Flushability Issues Addressed by Workgroup,  at Conference, and in Litigation

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04/18 Clean Water Current  

Biocremation Tour Offered at Pretreatment Workshop

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02/28 Clean Water Current  

Technical Workgroup on Flushability of Wipes Set to Begin

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2013

10/07 NACWA Comments icon-pdf

NACWA Comments on 2012 Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Plan

 
10/04 Clean Water Current  

Toilets Are Not Trash Cans!
NACWA Declares War to Protect Your Pipes, Pumps, and Plants

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09/20 NACWA Comments icon-pdf NACWA Comments on EPA’s Proposed Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines  
07/26 Clean Water Current   NACWA Meets with INDA to Determine Path Forward on Wipes key
07/12 Clean Water Current   EPA Holds Public Meeting on Steam Electric Power Generating ELG; NACWA Requests Information for Comments key
06/21 Clean Water Current   NACWA Requests Revisions to Draft Flushability Guidelines key
06/18 NACWA Letter icon-pdf NACWA Letter to INDA Regarding 3rd Edition Flushability Guidelines key
02/22 Clean Water Current   NACWA Supports DEA Proposed Rule for Disposal of Controlled Substances key
02/19 NACWA Comments icon-pdf NACWA Comments on Drug Enforcement Administration Proposed Rule on Disposal of Controlled Substances  

 

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