NAWC, WPC Members Merge Interests

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced that it will be joined by members of the Water Partnership Council (WPC).

Since 2001, WPC has represented a diverse group of companies that provide water and wastewater services to nearly 2,000 cities and communities. Now, the two organizations are joining under the NAWC banner to work even more closely together in raising the profile of the array of solutions available to address the challenges facing the nation’s water and wastewater systems.

Both the NAWC and the WPC have long supported policies that more accurately reflect the value of water and ensure that it is managed in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Combining the strengths of the two organizations will bolster NAWC’s ability to address critical issues facing the industry today, including infrastructure planning and management, water infrastructure financing, water and energy efficiency and water quality standards, among others.

“Our nation’s drinking water and wastewater systems are of vital importance to the country,” said Donald L. Correll, president and chief executive officer of American Water and president of the NAWC Board of Directors. “It is imperative that like-minded organizations such as NAWC and WPC join forces to address our water infrastructure challenges and efficiently and effectively meet the demands of a growing population.”

NAWC represents companies of varying sizes, from large, investor-owned utilities to smaller companies that serve towns and small municipal entities. With the addition of WPC members, NAWC will continue representing these interests with a renewed focus on public-private partnerships as solutions to water management challenges.

Members of WPC include: American Water, CH2M Hill OMI, Severn Trent Services, United Water, and Veolia Water North America.