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:


MSAWWA, in partnership with AWWA, RCAP and MAP, is offering a FREE virtual workshop on November 30th and December 1st, 2021 titled “Small Water System Operator Training: Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA”.  The workshop will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Up to 0.6 credits are available for participating both days.  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 more information and to register.
Please note that you have to register for both days, utilizing the separate links on the brochure or by clicking here:
November 30 registration: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1140731637248003330
December 1 registration: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5973997835974630146

Rescheduled to November 30, 2021: MWEA is offering a virtual Wastewater Pretreatment Workshop.  This workshop was originally planned for September 22nd in Havre.  Registration and payment for this webinar can only take place online.  Cost for the virtual workshop is $52.  Please click here for more information and to register

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, 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

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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