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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, visit

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.


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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, visit

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.

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Other Important Info:


  • Free training provided: MSAWWA and METC, in partnership with USDA and AWWA, are offering for the first time a free workshop titled “Optimizing Performance and Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems”.  This workshop will take place on October 1, 2019 in Helena.  The workshop is designed for operators, managers, 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. A link with more information and to register for the workshop will be available soon.


  • Free training provided!  MSAWWA in partnership with METC, AWWA and RCAP are again offering a free training workshop titled “Maintaining Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance”.  This 8 hour FREE workshop will provide training and CEUs for operators of small systems in Montana.  The workshop will take place in Helena on November 6, 2019.  Please email Robin Barnes at for more information and to register.




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

Next Board Meetings


All members are welcome to attend the upcoming board meetings:

MSAWWA Board Meeting–Monday/April 22, 2019
Billings Hotel/1 pm

MWEA Board Meeting–Monday/April 22, 2019
Billings Hotel/1 pm

Joint Board Meeting–Monday/April 22, 2019
Billings Hotel/4 pm

Annual Joint Membership Meeting–April 25, 2019
Billings Hotel/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:

City of Missoula Regulatory Compliance Specialist Job Opening.  Storm Water Utility Division of Public Works. Closes April 25, 2019. Click here for more information




Our Supporters

Even though we come from different companies, municipalities, and governmental agencies, involvement in MWEA and MSAWWA reminds us that we are all in this together, working towards the same common goals, and that it takes all of us to get the job done. I believe I feel more pride in what I do as I have become more involved….
Michele MarshMT DEQ