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:

For all Operators and Engineers/Consultants seeking information on obtaining CEUs or PDHs due to the cancellation of the Joint Conference:  Please click on the following link for more information.  Please note that MT DEQ has extended the deadline for reporting water and wastewater operator CEUs to 8/31/20 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information on webinars and distance learning for Operator CEUs and for PDHs

2021 MSAWWA-MWEA Conference Update:
The Boards of Directors extend their thanks to all who had committed to support and attend the 2020 conference and look forward to a successful and educational conference in 2021.  The 2021 Joint Conference will be held in Great Falls at the Heritage Inn.  Click here for more information. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Robin Barnes at info@montanawater.org

FREE ONLINE VIRTUAL TRAINING–MSAWWA, in partnership with USDA and AWWA, is again offering a FREE workshop titled “Optimizing Performance and Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems”. This workshop will take place virtually in two separate sessions.  The first session will be held on July 22, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with the second session occurring July 23, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The workshop is designed for operators, staff, 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. 6 hours of water CEUs are available. Wastewater system professionals are also welcome to attend however wastewater CEUs are not available at this time.  Attendees do not need to be MSAWWA members to participate! Again, the workshop is FREE but registration is required.  Click here for more information and to register!  Please pass the word to anyone you think may benefit from this great opportunity!

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:

MSAWWA Board Meeting–tbd
Location/time: tbd

MWEA Board Meeting–
Location/time: tbd

Joint Board Meeting–

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

New Job Postings:

The Montana Environmental Training Center at MSU Northern is searching for a Director and a Training and Development Specialist.  Please click on this link for job descriptions and an online application.  METC Job Openings



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