Welcome to MontanaWater.org! 

This website is a partnership between the Montana Section of the American Water Works Association and the Montana Water Environment Association.  The website is intended to provide users with information about these two organizations at the state level, as well as links to information available on both national organization websites at awwa.org and wef.org.  Feel free to email questions or comments to info@montanawater.org.

Thank you for visiting and please check back regularly for updated information!

Important Info:

2020 MSAWWA-MWEA Conference Update:

  • Attendee registration for the 2020 Joint Conference is open! Click here for more information
  • Exhibitor & Sponsor registration for the 2020 Joint Conference is open! Click here for more information.
  • The Joint S&YP Committee has opened a call for entries for the 2020 Fresh Ideas Poster Competition and would like to invite students and young professionals to submit a poster and give a short presentation on a project or topic from the world of water, wastewater or stormwater.  Entry submission deadline has been extended to February 14, 2020.  For more information click here: 2020 S&YP Fresh Ideas Poster Competition Information & Entry form

AWWA/MSAWWA retiring members–please check out the new “retiree” membership and rate savings information that is being offered.  AWWA Retiree Memberships

Free training provided: Please pass the word! MSAWWA, in partnership with USDA and AWWA, is again offering a FREE workshop titled “Optimizing Performance and Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems”.  This workshop will take place on March 24, 2020 in Great Falls.  The workshop is designed for operators, managers, staff, decision makers and engineers of small rural systems serving under 10,000, with an emphasis on systems serving under 2,500.  Larger systems are also welcome to attend.  8 hours of dual credits are available.  Attendees do not need to be members to participate. This workshop takes place the day before the start of the Montana Rural Water Systems Conference at the Heritage Inn so attendees can easily participate in both. Click here for more information and registration form (please register by March 10th!): Optimizing Performance & Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems 3-24-20

MWEA’s Grants For Teachers Scholarship/Click here for more information

The One AWWA Operator Scholarship/Click here for more information and an application

Next Joint Membership Meeting to take place on April 23, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. during the Joint Conference in Great Falls.

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Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.  To learn more about AWWA, visit www.awwa.org

Formed in 1926, the Montana Section is one of the oldest of the 43 sections of American Water Works Association. Our section currently represents approximately 230 dedicated members.

Learn more about MSAWWA and become a member!


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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more WEF, visit www.wef.org.

The Montana Water Environment Association (MWEA) was originally established in 1944 as the Montana Sewage Works Association and is currently registered as a Member Association of WEF.Join WEF

Learn more about MWEA and become a member!

Next Board Meetings


All members are welcome to attend the upcoming board meetings:

MSAWWA Board Meeting–Monday/April 20,2020
Heritage Inn-Great Falls/1:00 pm

MWEA Board Meeting–Monday/April 20, 2020
Heritage Inn-Great Falls/1:00 pm

Joint Board Meeting–Monday/April 20, 2020
Heritage Inn-Great Falls/4:00 pm
MSAWWA-MWEA Agenda 10-8-19

Annual Joint Membership Meeting–April 23, 2020
Heritage Inn, Great Falls/7:30 am


Click here to go to the News tab to find recent board meeting minutes and issues of the Montana Water newsletter & “NewsWaves

New Job Postings:

The Montana Environmental Training Center at MSU Northern is searching for a Director and a Training and Development Specialist.  Please click on this link for job descriptions and an online application.  METC Job Openings



Our Supporters

Membership in AWWA has been a great experience. I have been able to learn a lot more about the water and wastewater field which helps the communities I work in, while at the same time networking with other engineers, operators and product suppliers from all over the USA and Canada.
Greg Lukasik, Great West Engineering