Most companies stopped sending the waste to public plants in 2011 after former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett called for the stop to the practice.
The organization encourages consumers to identify lead service lines in their homes.
It took six years for the facility to begin operations.
During the the Water Matters! Fly-In, water utility leaders took part in more than 300 meetings with elected representatives over two days.
On average, for every $1 million of SRF money spent in four states, the national and local economies received a significant return.
Initially, the alliance will focus on the water crisis in California where four years of drought have led to water shortages.