Policies & Action

PROBLEMS WITH FLUSHABLES?

​​​January 9, 2017


Following are just two of many videos available online that deal with what's flushable and what isn't -- and what happens when people do flush them. 


This one is short and gets the point across

in a graphic way:

http://www.attn.com/videos/12427/we-need-stop-flushing-trash-down-our-toilets


For a laboratory perspective, take a look at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLTVqkXVvNk&feature=youtu.be​


Have you found videos that can help describe the boots-on-the-ground perspective to the layman?  Send the links to us -- we'll put them here!




 

​​​​​​​​​VIDEOS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT


Most people don't know what's happening out of sight, beneath their feet.  These are only a few of hundreds of videos that provide a glimpse our water quality infrastructure and the challenges we face. 


This one provides a compelling

overview of the problems of aging infrastructure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cul30R0z-A


Here's a great (virtual) description of

how wastewater systems work: 

​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2FmNrEmowE











GMWEA serves as the voice of the working water professional community, advocating for best-practice policies that affect Vermont's water systems, natural and man-made.


GMWEA's policy positions are determined by the board of directors after consultation with members, and may act on behalf of those positions in a number of ways:

  • Member alerts, informational mailings, and website postings
  • Position and advisory letters to agency officials and legislators
  • Statehouse testimony
  • Position advocacy during public comment periods
  • Member mobilization -- providing means for members to contact their legislators, write letters to the editors of local newspapers, or other actions
  • Press advisories and releases.


GMWEA also hosts two annual legislative outreach events at the Statehouse to encourage communication among policy makers and water, wastewater, and stormwater professionals.  Click here to learn more about our Legislators' Meet & Greet  on January 18, 2017.