mission statement

The Massachusetts Water Works Association, Inc. is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of the drinking water profession.  Through education and advocacy, MWWA is committed to public health by promoting a safe and sufficient supply of drinking water to Massachusetts consumers.

welcome to our website!

Our website has many features including: on-line registration for training and events, a listing of our sponsors with links to their websites and our online business directory.  Members have special access to a members-only login area where they can update their membership profile, access current and archived editions of the H2O Pump newsletter, obtain information on our advocacy efforts and our on-line member directory.  If you are not a member consider becoming one today.

To view a list of our upcoming training and events, click here

To view a PDF of MWWA's 2019 meeting/event schedule:  Click here for a PDF with dates for MWWA's meetings and events scheduled for 2019

MWWA announces fall exam prep courses:

Introduction to Becoming a Public Water System Operator TWO OFFERINGS!!
This 17.5-hour course is designed to introduce individuals to the field of operating a public water system.   It will assist individuals with little or no previous drinking water experience in preparing for the Grade 1 Treatment and Distribution Water Operator Examinations, as well as the Very Small System (VSS) Water Operator Examination.  The course is taught over a 5-week period with each class meeting once per week for 3 ½ hrs/wk.  Topics covered include:  responsibilities of public water systems and public water system operators; basic math & chemistry; overview of state and federal drinking water regulations; basic water treatment processes; water sampling requirements and techniques; overview of distribution system components (e.g. pipes, valves, pumps, tanks and water meters); cross connection control and water operator safety.  Attendees completing this 5-week course will be awarded 12.0 TCHs (Training Contact Hours). The cost is  $325.00 (MWWA member)  or $400.00 (Non-member). 

Drinking Water Distribution – For Grades D2, D3 & D4  TWO OFFERINGS!!                            
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16, 2019 (Mondays, 12 weeks)           Chelmsford, MA                     8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sept. 17 – Dec. 10, 2019 (Tuesdays, 12 weeks)        Northampton, MA                  8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
This 42-hour (12 weeks, 3 ½ hrs/wk) course is designed to introduce the concepts of drinking water distribution operations. Taking and passing this course is a pre-requisite for taking the Grades D2, D3 or D4 examinations. Material covered includes: source water concepts, basic math and chemistry, regulations, sampling, hydraulics, distribution system components, equipment operation and maintenance, safety and administrative duties.  (37 TCHs)  The cost of the course is $829; the book is an additional cost of $90:  To register, click on the location below

 Basic Drinking Water Treatment – For GradeT2                                                                 
Sept. 10 – Nov. 26, 2019 (Tuesdays, 12 weeks)        **West Barnstable, MA**        5:30 PM –  9:00 PM
This 42-hour course (12 weeks, 3 ½ hrs/wk) is designed to provide the student with the general concepts of drinking water treatment operations.  Taking and passing this course is a pre-requisite for taking the Grade 2 Treatment examination.  Material covered includes: hydrology, source waters, basic chemistry, treatment technologies, proper chemical application, regulations, laboratory analysis, equipment maintenance, safety and administrative duties. (37 TCHs)  The cost of the course is $829; the book is an additional cost of $139: This course in W. Barnstable is held at Cape Cod Community College. Registration for the course is being done through Cape Cod Community College https://www.capecod.edu/web/ccpe/drinking-water

Advanced Drinking Water Treatment – For Grades T3 & T4  TWO OFFERINGS!!        
Sept. 12 – Nov. 21, 2019 (Thursdays, 11 weeks)      **West Barnstable, MA**        5:30 PM –  9:00 PM

Oct. 7 – Dec. 12, 2019 (Mondays, 7 weeks)                           Fitchburg, MA             8:45 AM -  3:45 PM
This 37.5-hour course provides the advanced concepts of drinking water treatment operations. Taking and passing this course is a pre-requisite for taking the Grades 3 & 4 Treatment examinations. Operators will review various treatment technologies and learn to evaluate process control strategies. In-depth instruction will include:  source water management, water chemistry, sampling and laboratory procedures, chemical addition, filter operation and performance criteria, instrumentation and controls, regulations, reporting, safety and administrative duties.  (30 TCHs)  The cost of the course is $829; the book is an additional cost of $139: 

OSHA legislation passes: 

Governor Baker signed legislation that will extend OSHA protections to municipal workers.  Mary Dozois from the Dept. of Labor Standards had given an overview of these changes at our membership meeting in January, click here to view the presentation.  DLS has provided a fact sheet as well.  The legislation also creates an “occupational health and safety hazard advisory board” and MWWA has a seat on the committee.  The new law takes effect on February 1, 2019.  If anyone has an interest in representing MWWA on this committee, please send a letter of interest to [email protected] by May 1, 2018.  See a related article here:  Gov. Charlie Baker signs bill extending OSHA safety standards to municipal workers

scholarship information

Each year, MWWA presents scholarships to undergraduate students of higher learning whose parent or grandparent is an MWWA member in good standing for a minimum of 3 years.  The award will be presented to recipient(s) at the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. Scholarship Applications can be downloaded here.

board of directors nomination

Those interested in being considered for the third trustee position on the MWWA Board of Directors can access the Board Nomination Form here

water infrastructure finance commission issues final report and recommendations:  Click here to view a copy of this report


view photos from our past events

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MWWA is a vibrant organization with lots of interesting events which give our members opportunities to network with others in the profession and learn more about what is going on in the water works field.  If you would like to view photos from our membership meetings, Summer Expo or social events, click here.