Category Archives: Current News

State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) Survey

Dear Water Professionals,

As we have since 2004, AWWA is conducting the annual State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) survey. Please make your voice heard by sharing your views on key water industry challenges, critical concerns, and emerging opportunities.  The survey takes about 10 minutes and you do not have to be a member to participate.

Everyone who completes the survey is eligible to enter our drawing for one of ten $50 Amazon Gift Codes (with the option to donate to the Water Equation instead) and all will receive a promo code for 10 percent off your AWWA publication purchase at the AWWA Store. To take the survey, please click the link below!

Follow this link to the Survey: 

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

Your responses are voluntary and will be kept strictly confidential. As in previous years, aggregate results will be provided through the website and the Journal – American Water Works Association. If you have any questions, please send them to

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and shape the water industry.

Dawn M. Flancher, P.E.
Sr. Manager Technical and Research Programs
American Water Works Association

Water Poll: Will U.S. Voters Support Future Candidates Based on Water Reliability and Funding for Aging Infrastructure?

How do voters across the United States rate the condition of the country’s water infrastructure, and are current funding levels high enough to support businesses and communities? The U.S. Water Infrastructure Funding and Business Risks Survey, from the American Business Water Coalition (ABWC), answers these questions and determines key issues, including how views about the quality of drinking water stack up against the growing perception of water infrastructure in disrepair, and voters’ desire for Congress to fix it for future generations.

With unprecedented cuts to the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds being proposed by Congress, ABWC will publish the findings of the survey, including a detailed survey document and executive summary, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at 9 a.m. ET. To download the survey results and the national press release visit

In addition to views on the business-related impacts of water, the survey examines the level of U.S. voter support for elected officials who back increased funding for clean and reliable drinking water. It also examines whether voters are inclined to not elect representatives who don’t support increased funding for safe drinking water.

The ABWC is a group of water-reliant businesses—from manufacturing to energy to technology and beyond. The coalition provides a platform for businesses across the country to urge Congress to increase investment in water infrastructure and foster relationships between businesses and their local utilities.