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Studies show that customers and public officials pay more attention to what they hear from the media compared to any other source of information, including their own local water utility. As our country continues to face tough water challenges, it's more important than ever to get the story right.

The NAWC is the voice of the private water industry, and we are committed to serving as a credible resource for journalists who wish to learn more about private water companies and the work our members are doing in communities and cities across the country. Get the facts on private water from the people who know.

Press Releases

06/29/2018 - NAWC Announces Robert F. Powelson as Chief Executive Officer
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) Board of Directors has selected Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Robert F. Powelson to serve as NAWC’s new chief executive. In this role, Powelson will guide the strategic direction of the organization, oversee the association’s operations and work directly with the more than 220 NAWC member companies.

01/30/2018 - NAWC Statement on State of the Union Address
The statement below is from Michael Deane, Executive Director of the National Association of Water Companies, on the President’s comments tonight in the State of the Union address about the Administration’s infrastructure plan.

12/11/2017 - National Association of Water Companies Announces Departure of Executive Director
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced today that its executive director, Michael Deane, will leave the association on or about February 1, 2018. Deane has led the trade organization for private regulated utilities and operating companies since June 2009.

11/15/2017 - The National Association of Water Companies Joins Utilities United Against Scams to Highlight Threats of Scammers
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) joins Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) - a consortium of more than 100 electric, water, and natural gas utilities and their respective trade associations - in supporting the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day to draw attention to the growing issue of utility scams targeting customers.

11/14/2017 - The National Association of Water Companies Names Colleen Newman Director of Government Relations
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce that Colleen Newman has been named as its director of government relations.


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Media Contact

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Marybeth Leongini
Direct: (202) 349-7310

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