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Money Matters Campaign


Money Matters - Smarter Investment to Advance Clean Water


Municipalities throughout the country continue to invest in their systems but face a regulatory landscape where everything is a priority and economics are an afterthought. If local public utilities cannot partner with states and the federal government to determine how best to squeeze maximum water quality benefit out of every dollar, then the next generation of water quality improvements will continue to elude us.


Money Matters Developments

Below are the most recent developments involving NACWA's Money Matters...Smarter Investment to Advance Clean Water™ Campaign.

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Money Matters Legislation


NACWA is pleased to announce that Senator Brown (D-Ohio) introduced The Clean Water Affordability Act of 2012 (S. 2094) icon-pdf as part of NACWA's its Money Matters…Smarter Investment to Advance Clean Water ™ campaign.


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Of Interest

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NACWA's Money Matters Campaign in the News

  • 01/26/2012 — Ohio Senator Considering Legislation To Codify Integrated Planning Approach, BNA
  • 11/02/2011 — EPA Vows ‘Flexibility’ on Sewer Overflows in Victory for Strapped Cities, E&E News
  • 04/18/2011 — Money Down the Drain, U.S. EPA Mandates Driving Up Costs, The Lima News
  • 04/18/2011 — In Defense of Deep Tunnel, Chicago Tribune

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Affordability in the News

  • 05/21/2012 — Seattle Negotiates Proposed Plan to Protect Local Waterways,
  • 05/19/2012 — Seattle's Clean-Water Settlement: Worst Pollution Would Get Priority, The Seattle Times
  • 01/02/2012 — Last Sewer-Outflow Pollution Worth $1B to Stop?, The Seattle Times
  • 07/10/2011 — State EPA to Consider Cost of Projects Under New Law,

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Upcoming Events

Winter Conference
Next Generation Compliance …Where Affordability & Innovation Intersect
February 4 – 7, 2017
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
Tampa, FL