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:

2021 MSAWWA-MWEA Conference Update:
The 2021 Joint Conference that was tentatively planned for April 2021 has been cancelled.  Please check back in on this webpage to learn about CEU/PDH training opportunities that both MSAWWA and MWEA are providing.

The Joint SYP Committee is sponsoring a Trivia Night! Everyone is welcome to join in and have some fun and an opportunity to socialize with other water and wastewater professionals.  Trivia Night will take place on April 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm.  Click here for more information:

FREE Workshops & CECs/PDHs—p
lease pass the word!

MSAWWA, in partnership with USDA and AWWA, is offering an additional FREE training in 2021. A virtual workshop will take place May 12-13, 2021.  The workshop will be in two sessions over two days, and each session will be 3 hours in length. Up to 0.600 credits are available for the full workshop. This 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.  Attendees do not need to be members to participate. Click on the link below to learn more about the workshop and to register to attend.

May 12-13, 2021: Setting Effective Rates for Small Systems & Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems

Setting Rates for Small Systems Workshop Agenda, Information & Instructions

Click here to register for the May 12-13, 2021 Small System Rate Setting Workshop



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: Will be held virtually/April 19, 2021/
9 a.m.

MWEA Board Meeting—
Location/date/time: Will be held virtually/April 19, 2021/
9 a.m.

Joint Board Meeting—
Location/date/time: Will be held virtually/April 19, 2021/11 a.m.

Annual Joint Membership Meeting–
will take place at 2021 Conference


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

My involvement with both the MSAWWWA and MWEA is one of the most satisfying things I’ve done in my career. I’m proud of the work we do to protect Montana’s water resources and improve our communities and I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with many dedicated water professionals.
Logan McInnisMountain Water Company