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:


POSTPONED–The workshop scheduled for October 7, 2021 in Billings has been postponed.  The workshop will take place virtually before the end of December so please check back for more detail later.  Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. MSAWWA, in partnership with AWWA, RCAP and MAP, is offering a FREE in-person workshop October 7, 2021 in Billings, MT titled “Small Water System Operator Training: Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA”.  Up to 0.6 credits are available for participation.  Attendees DO NOT need to be members to participate, so please pass the word along to anyone you know that may benefit.  Please click here for additional workshop information and to register.

October 26-28, 2021: Montana Fall Water School will be offered as in-person and live-streamed for those who cannot attend.  For more information and to register for Fall Water School, click on this link: Register for 2021 Fall Water School

Rescheduled to November 30, 2021:
MWEA is offering a virtual Wastewater Pretreatment Workshop.  This workshop was originally planned for September 22nd in Havre.  Please check back soon for additional workshop and registration information.

2022 MSAWWA-MWEA Conference Update:
The 2022 Joint Conference is scheduled to held April 26 (Preconference) and April 27-28, 2022 in Great Falls.  Please check the Joint Conference page in coming months for more information

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, October 26th/9 a.m.

MWEA Board Meeting—
Location/date/time: Virtual meeting/Tuesday, October 26th/9 a.m.

Joint Board Meeting—
Location/date/time: Virtual meeting/Tuesday, October 26th/1 p.m.

Annual Joint Membership Meeting
Location/date/time: tbd


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

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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