Under the leadership of the Legislative Subcommittee of WEF’s Government Affairs Committee, WEF tracks, reviews and actively comments on legislation impacting clean water issues.

WEF works closely with its membership to educate Congress on clean water issues impacting their districts and States, and disseminates information on Congressional activities to WEF membership via meetings, webcasts and emails.  WEF also collaborates with other organizations to provide support, or comment on pending legislation affecting the clean water community.


This Week in Washington

This Week in Washington is an online news portal from the Water Environment Federation that provides updates on the latest legislative and regulatory developments that affect the water and wastewater communities. It provides concise reports of related bills, regulations, legal decisions, congressional hearings, and other federal government actions, following key issues from introduction to final determination.

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WEF Tracks Regulations That Have a Direct Impact on the Water Sector

The Regulatory Subcommittee of WEF’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) leads efforts to monitor regulations that often impact WEF members’ activities and how environmental goals related to clean water are met. The Regulatory Subcommittee also provides input on regulatory rulemaking efforts through collaborations between WEF membership and U.S. EPA staff as well as others in the regulatory community.  

WEF staff and the Regulatory Subcommittee share regulatory updates and forecasts on pending changes through regular and timely communications with WEF membership. 

WEF tracks legislation and regulation that has direct impacts on the water sector and works through the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) to disseminate timely and topical developments at the Federal level to the WEF membership.     

Non-Flushable and 'Flushable' Labelled Products

International water industry position statement on non-flushable and ‘flushable’ labelled products

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More WEF Advocacy Programs

WEF pursues many different advocacy and outreach through several programs aimed at various audiences. Explore these opportunties via the links below.