(December 18, 2020) – NACWA submitted its formal transition letter to the incoming Biden-Harris EPA transition team this week outlining the Association’s advocacy priorities for the incoming administration.
The letter includes recommendations to prioritize water investment, provide additional COVID-19 relief for the water sector, help utilities in their work to maintain affordable clean water services, and provide utilities appropriate flexibility and room for innovation. The letter encourages EPA to look to utilities as partners in providing clean water services and provide the tools, regulatory clarity and necessary resources to address modern challenges ranging from utility resilience to PFAS to workforce issues.
The letter follows a recent meeting between NACWA and members of the Biden-Harris EPA transition team, called the Agency Review Team (EPA ART), as well as recommendations NACWA provided for tangible actions that the new administration could take during its first 100 days in office.
Please contact Nathan Gardner-Andrews, NACWA’s General Counsel & Chief Advocacy Officer, with any questions.