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Wise Water Words - Volume 52, Issue 1 (Spring 2015)

Taking a Water Message to Washington

The Nebraska Section will send three representatives to the annual AWWA Water Matters fly-in.

Jim Shields (MUD-Omaha), Milo Rust (City of Chadron), and Chad Roberts (City of Norfolk) will go to Washington, DC, on March 18th and 19th to participate. The event started in 2001, when ACE was held in Washington and a rally was staged on the steps of the US Capitol. Starting in 2002, AWWA began coordinating a spring fly-in event to advance water-related legislative issues on Capitol Hill.

The two-day event begins with a morning of briefings and discussions of the water-related issues before Congress, and the afternoon and following morning are set aside for AWWA members to visit their members of Congress for one-on-one engagement.