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.

vision statement

Professionalism, stewardship, and confidence in every drop

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 2020 meeting/event schedule, click here: 2020 MWWA Meeting Schedule

Spring Operator Exam Courses:

Introduction to Becoming a Public Water System Operator.

This 17.5-hour course is designed to introduce 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 hours each week.  The cost of this course will be $325 for members/$400 for non-members.

  • March 4 - April 11, 2020 (Wednesdays) Wareham, MA.  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Instructor:  Bob Prophet).  To download a flyer or register: 3-4-2020, Intro to PWS, Wareham

Distribution & Treatment Prerequisite Courses.

The courses listed below are required for anyone interested in taking the Grades 2, 3, and 4 Distribution or Grade 2 Treatment Operator Licensing Exam. To download a flyer, or register for a class, click on the link.

Course Name






Littleton Electric Light & Water Dept.  39 Ayer Rd. Littleton  MA

Mondays: Feb. 10 - May 18, 2020 (12 weeks, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM). [No classes on 2/17, 2/24, & 4/20]

Bob Hoyt


Book is an additional $90

Springfield Water & Sewer Commission
Joseph Superneau Bldg, 71 Colton St., Springfield, MA

Tuesdays: Feb. 25 - May 12, 2020 (12 weeks, 1:00 - 4:30 PM).

Dan Laprade


Book is an additional $90

Cape Cod Community College  540 Main St., Hyannis, MA

Wednesdays: Feb. 26 - May 13, 2020 (12 weeks, 5:30 - 9:00 PM)

 Ray Jack


Book is an additional $90

Rowley Fire Station  475 Haverhill St., Rowley,  MA


Tuesdays: April 7 - June 23, 2020 (12 weeks, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM).

Christine Millhouse



Book is an additional $90



Basic Treatment


Springfield Technical Community College  **Note:  This is a 12-week on line course.  Students must do weekly reading, homework, and discussions as well as midterm and final exams.

Feb. 3 - May 11, 2020 (12 weeks).

Dan Laprade


Books are an additional $139

Alden Training Center @ Upper Blackstone WWTP, 7 Nippnapp Trail, Millbury, MA

Mondays: March 23 - May 18, 2020 (8 weeks, 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM). No class on 4/20

Dan Laprade


Books are an additional $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


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.