An advocacy position statement would clearly state APWA support for or opposition to a legislative issue. This statement would be issue specific in nature, and directed to local, state, and national legislators and governmental agency administrators. (TEA 21- Reauthorization)


A guidance position statement recommends that public works professionals follow certain practices, methods, and activities. (Outreach to K-12 Students on Careers in Public Works)


A regulatory position will state APWA support for action to be taken by an administrative or regulatory body. (Future of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices)

(This information is taken from The APWA Policy and Position Statement Development Process accepted by the APWA Board of Directors, May 24, 2003.  For more information please visit the APWA Advocacy Positions.)

Water Resources Management Advocacy Statements

  1. Clean Water Act Reauthorization
  2. Clean Water Policy
  3. Drought Policy
  4. Endangered Species Act
  5. Federal Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Policy
  6. Funding for Water and Wastewater Facilities
  7. Safe Disposal of Pharmaceutical Waste
  8. TMDLs
  9. Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Update
  10. Watershed Approach to Water Quality
  11. Wetlands Protection

Water Resources Management Guidance Statements

  1. Optimum Use of Water