NAWC National Association of Water Companies


Everyone should have access to water that is safe, reliable, and affordable.

The pandemic brought a renewed focus on the essential role water service plays in protecting public health. At the same time, the economic fallout left more households struggling to pay their utility bills. These dual realities created an urgent focus on water equity. NAWC members are advancing water equity through efforts that uphold Five Principles of Water Equity.

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NAWC’s Five Principles for Water Equity


Everyone should have access to water that is safe, reliable and affordable

Elderly woman washing vegetables


Focus on the customer


Never compromise on providing safe and reliable water

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Invest in communities

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Develop partnerships and encourage water system consolidation

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4.5 billion
gallons of drinking
water delivered


73 million
Americans Served


100,000 miles
of pipe maintained

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