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:


SAVE THE DATE! MSAWWA, in partnership with AWWA, RCAP and MAP, is offering a FREE virtual workshop on November 16th/17th, 2022  titled “Small Water System Operator Training: Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA”.  Up to 0.6 credits are available for participating.  The workshop will be in two half-day sessions, from 9 a.m to noon each day.  Attendance at both sessions is required for full credit. Attendees DO NOT need to be members to participate, so please pass the word along to anyone you know that may benefit. Click here for more information and to register!

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

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

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

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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.  If you would like to be included in virtual meetings, please email Robin Barnes at info@montanawater.org to be added.

MSAWWA Board Meeting—
Location/date/time:  Virtual meeting/Tuesday, December 7th/9 a.m.

MWEA Board Meeting—
Location/date/time: Monday, April 25, 2022/9 a.m.

Joint Board Meeting—
Location/date/time: Monday, April 25, 2022/1 p.m.

Annual Joint Membership Meeting
Location/date/time: Thursday, April 28, 2022/7:30 a.m. during the 2022 Joint Conference


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 Whitefish, GIS Coordinator (open until filled)/Click here for more detail



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