Make your voice heard! WEF’s Water Advocates program empowers you to share your knowledge and expertise to inform government decision-makers about the importance of water.

Aging infrastructure, strict requirements, and continued economic pressures have put unprecedented stress on local governments and agencies that provide essential water services. Elected officials are being called upon to make tough choices that will impact water quality and the viability of our communities for generations to come.

Let’s speak with a loud, united voice for water. The Water Advocates Program helps you to reach out to and connect with elected officials on important water quality issues.

This button will generate an email for you to join, or you can email your information directly to Amy Kathman, [email protected]

Become a Water Advocate

Already a Water Advocate, visit the WEFCOM Water Advocates Community.

 

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Ask Your House Member to Co-sponsor the WIPPES Act Today!

H.R. 4602, the Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety Act (WIPPES Act), helps address the extensive and expensive problems caused by non-flushable wet wipes. The legislation would address the wipes problem in a straightforward and reasonable approach, by establishing “Do Not Flush” labeling requirements for non-flushable wet wipes product packaging. The bill would take a critical step in stopping the flushing of wet wipes at the source and, as a result, decrease the strains that the flushing of these products have upon property owners, infrastructure, ratepayers, and the surrounding environment.

ask your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 4602

Increase Water Appropriations in FY 2022

For fiscal year 2022, it is necessary that the appropriation amounts for the State Revovling Fund (SRF) programs be doubled. At least $2.8 billion is needed for the Clean Water SRF and $1.3 billion is needed for the Drinking Water SRF. The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program also should be funded at $55 million for FY22.

Click below to reach out to your senators and representative.

Increase Water
Appropriations in FY22

Thank Your Members of Congress for Supporting the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (HR 3684)

If your Member of Congress voted in support of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684). please reach out and say thank you!

As you know, this bill will provide nearly $1.2 trillion in funding for the nation’s infrastructure. Approximately $550 billion of the total is new funding, of which almost $51 billion is allocated to drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure funding. The funding levels and the policy provisions in the bill will tremendously benefit the nation’s water infrastructure.

If you are not sure whether or not your Members voted for the bill, here are lists of Representatives and Senators that show how they voted!

Click here to write you Member(s)!

 

WEF Government Affairs Committee

The Committee shall provide direction and leadership on the formation of government environmental policies, interaction with WEF members and MAs on these policies, and implementation of sound environmental policies.

Visit the Government Affairs Committee page for more information!

Apply for membership: Committee Membership Application

Email WEF's Government Affairs Manager Amy Kathman with any questions: [email protected]  

View the Government Affairs Committee Org. Chart

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.