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:
NEW JOB Posting: City of Missoula/Wastewater Solids Handling Operator

MEMBERS PLEASE READ! As phishing attempts and cybersecurity threats continue to rise, your work email accounts become harder to deliver messages to because your IT departments are trying to protect company servers.  MANY of you do not receive messages that I send through Constant Contact (contact management program used to send mass emails that go out to both memberships) because they are blocked.  You are not receiving important information about organization business and the Joint Conference because of this.  If this is of concern to you, please check with your IT department about it and add “info@montanawater.org” to your safe senders list.  Otherwise, the information for the most part is posted on this website. Feel free to contact Robin Barnes at info@montanawater.org for more information.

2024 Joint Conference:
Please click here for more conference information:  Joint Conference

Exhibitor and Sponsorship registration for the 2024 Joint Conference is OPEN!  Click on the following link to go to the Joint Conference page and scroll down to find more information:  Joint Conference

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—

MWEA Board Meeting—

Joint Board Meeting—
Virtual meeting/tbd

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

New Job Postings:
Wastewater Solids Handling Operator/City of Missoula

Our Supporters

Section membership in AWWA and WEF offers unmatched technical and professional development opportunities, especially as I have transitioned into new geographical areas and progressed through various stages of my career.  I belong to several organizations and receive the most personal satisfaction and overall value from my involvement in AWWA and WEF.
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