WASDA encourages our members to get involved in the waterworks industry through partnerships with organizations such as NUCA. If you’d like to learn more, browse the posts below, or contact Greg Velz or NUCA contact Bryce Mongeon.

Greg Velz 

Fortiline Waterworks

7025 Northwinds Dr. NW

Concord, NC 28027

P: (704) 788-9800

F: (704) 788-9896

Email: [email protected]

Bryce Mongeon 

Director of Government Relations


3925 Chain Bridge Rd. Suite 300

Fairfax, VA 22030

Direct Line: (703) 890-7813

Email: [email protected]

NUCA Washington Summit Recap

WOW (WASDA ON WASHINGTON), if you thought you had an idea of what goes on in Washington, you might be surprised!

Everyone there is campaigning for their cause, hundreds of agendas every day moving through the offices of congressional leaders on Capitol Hill. We must make this a priority to let our voices be heard about our Water & Sewer Infrastructure.

Here are some of the key bills that you need to contact your representatives about:

  • Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) – Infrastructure investments in improvements for our safe drinking water and waterway transportation systems.
  • Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) & Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) – Financial assistance to water systems and states which fund drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects. SRFs are revolving loan funds used by your state that utilize repaid loans to finance new projects. Requiring a 20% state match to federal funds.
  • Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) – Provides significant financing to water infrastructure with minimal federal investments. WIFIA can support a broader range of projects than those eligible for SRF programs. In FY18, Congress provided $63M on this program, this amount could potentially leverage more than $6B in water infrastructure investments.
  • SRF WIN Act (H.R. 4902/S.2364) – Expands access to financing for water infrastructure projects. Each $1B of federal investment made available in this legislation could leverage over $50B in new funding for wastewater and drinking water projects.
  • H.R.5003 – Reinstate the tax-exempt status of advance refunding bonds and increase state and local government’s ability to finance infrastructure projects. This enables state and local governments to take advantage of favorable interest rates to increase infrastructure investment.
  • Transportation and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) – The pending insolvency of the (HTF) poses an immediate threat to our nation’s transportation infrastructure growth. It was started in 1953, The HTF’s primary source of revenue is the federal motor fuels tax or “gas tax” of 18.4 cents per gallon on gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon on diesel. These user fees haven’t been adjusted in 25 years and have lost 40% of their purchasing power. It looks like there will be no funding in Y18, because no one on the hill wants to talk about raising the fuel tax. If we don’t fund it in Y19, it will expire in Y20 without our public support.

Sounds like a lot to take in, but this is our future in America. Every day we need to spread the word to our family, friends, industry and to our legislation. We need to make these bills our top priority for funding. There are hundreds of groups in DC pleading their causes. We are asking you to make this yours. WASDA challenges you to be part of the solution and come join us in Washington for the NUCA Summit 2019. Look for more details through the year at

– Greg Velz (Fortiline)

WASDA Industry Relations Chair



NUCA Washington Summit

May 22-24, 2018

Holiday Inn Capital

550 C Street, Washington DC, 20024

Join fellow industry members at the 2018 Washington Summit to meet and speak with Congressional Leaders! May 22 – 24, 2018 

The National Utility Contractors Association invites you to visit Capitol Hill! This Summit provides an opportunity for delegates to meet with Members of Congress to voice concerns over issues in the water and sewer distribution industry. 

You will participate in briefings with congressional department heads, attend a reception and join networking lunches with our trading partners. If you are new to the process, you will receive a full presentation to understand the legislative process better and learn how you can best contribute to the conversation around the new infrastructure bill and its implications.

WASDA encourages you to attend to gain new knowledge on topics regarding Infrastructure, Workforce Development, Industry Regulations, and more.

Will Brown, NUCA Director of Governmental Affairs, presents a valuable and engaging program providing all you need to make a difference in the national policies that affect your business and industry. Join us in welcoming Will Brown again to the WASDA 2018 Annual Meeting for an information session on the Washington Summit and all you can do to get involved at the governmental level, even if you have no experience at all!





Make an Impact on the National Waterworks Industry

Presented by Will Brown

NUCA Director of Governmental Affairs

2018 WASDA Annual Meeting | Palm Springs, CA

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Watch the video below of Mr. Brown’s presentation at the 2016 WASDA Annual Meeting and learn more.


Preliminary Schedule

Tuesday, May 22
Registration Open 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Congressional Foyer
Coffee Break 7:30 am – 8:30 am Congressional Foyer
Federal Issues Conference/Speakers 8:00 am – 11:45 am Congressional Ballroom
Networking Luncheon 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Congressional Ballroom
Afternoon Break 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Congressional Foyer
NUCA Legislative Briefing 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Congressional Ballroom
NUCA Evening Event 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm TBD
Wednesday, May 23
House and Senate Office Visits All Day  
Capitol Hill Reception 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm TBD
Thursday, May 24
Registration Open 7:30 am – 10:00 am Congressional Foyer
Coffee Break 7:30 am – 8:30 am Congressional Foyer
Government Relations & PAC Committees 8:00 am – 9:00 am Congressional Ballroom
Executive Directors Council 9:00 am – 10:00am Office Senate Room
Chapter Officer Council 9:00 am – 10:00 am Congressional Ballroom
Board of Directors Meeting (open to all) 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Congressional Ballroom