For Policy Makers

APWA offers the most comprehensive resources available for public works professionals, such as: helping public agencies coordinate resources during disasters, prepare for winter storms through snow removal and road treatment training, to creating national standards for marking utilities underground.

Explore the topics below to learn more about APWA's efforts to advocate for local, regional, and federal policies and legislation aiming to create and support livable communities and grow the economy.  Additional topic-specific resources can be found in the APWA Resource Center.

Emergency Management

Letter in Support of HR 1471 - The FEMA Disaster Reform Act - April 2016
APWA Federal Register Comment on FEMA Disaster Deductible Concept - March 2016

Water/ Environment

Flint Water Crisis Fact Sheet
Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) Fact Sheet
Waters of the US (WOTUS) Fact Sheet

Letter in Support of S 2848 - The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016- June 2016
Letter in Support of WRDA Passage- May 2016
Letter in Support of S 1894 - The California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015- October 2015
Letter in Support of S 611/HR 2853 - The Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act- October 2015
Letter in Support of HR 2898 - The Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015- July 2015
Letter in Support of S 1140 - The Federal Water Quality Protection Act - May 2015
Letter in Support of S 1732 - The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015- April 2015
APWA Federal Register Comment on Waters of the US Rule- November 2014


Letter in Opposition to height or length increases for tractor-trailer trucks- November 2015
Letter In Support of the Renacci- Pascrell Amendment to HR 3763 - The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRRA) of 2015 - October 2015
Stakeholder Letter in Support of Longterm Transportation Authorization - July 2015