Founded in 1895 by a handful of small water companies, today the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has members located throughout the nation, ranging in size from large companies owning, operating or partnering with hundreds of utilities in multiple states to individual utilities serving a few hundred customers. These companies were built by men and women who engineered solutions and earned the public’s trust by treating and delivering a vital resource year after year. Our members’ businesses include ownership of state-regulated drinking water and wastewater utilities and many forms of public-private partnerships. Through the NAWC, our members collaborate, share best practices and leverage their strengths to benefit the communities they serve.
Safe and reliable water service is the lifeblood of our nation, essential to the survival of every individual, family and business. As our nation’s population continues to grow and increasing pressure is placed on our resources, communities will need the experience of our members more than ever to protect public health, promote environmental stewardship and deliver sustainable solutions. Their expertise in the development and implementation of technology, alongside the replacement of aging infrastructure, will have a profound impact on people, businesses and the environment.