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

COVID-19

Information for the Public:  

For those concerned about potential contamination of tap water by coronavirus, please refer to the following information provided by the US EPA and the CDC:  

Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

 "EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. The World Health Organization (WHO)EXIT has stated that the, 'pesence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.'  Additionally, according to the CDC, COVID-19 is mainly thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another. Read more from the CDC about transmission of COVID-19. Further, EPA’s drinking water regulations require treatment at public water systems to remove or kill pathogens, including viruses."

MWWA Response Actions: 

This is a very fluid situation and we are doing our best to navigate in uncertain times.  Given the Governor’s press conference on March 15th restricting certain gatherings and activities, we are going to follow suit and suspending in person training.  We do understand this creates a hardship for those trying to pursue their licenses, but we feel it is in the best interest of keeping our water works employees healthy and safe.  We will continue to evaluate the situation and the guidance provided by the state and get back to you as we approach the end of the time period to see how we can best move forward to offer you this training

Please note the following:

  • March 18th Traffic Safety Course in Littleton - Postponed indefinitely
  • March 19th Membership Meeting is cancelled.
  • March 25th AC Pipe Course in Framingham - Postponed indefinitely
  • The Distribution course in Littleton - resumes via Zoom week of April 13th  (students will have an email explaining)
  • The Distribution course in Springfield - resumes via Zoom week of April 13th  (students will have an email explaining)
  • The Distribution course at Cape Cod Comm. College - resumes via Zoom week of April 13th  (students will have an email explaining)
  • The Basic Treatment Course in Millbury scheduled to start on March 23rd is postponed until the week of April 23rd and will be moved to an online platform (currently registered students will have an email explaining)
  • Intro to PWS Course in Wareham - Remote training only - no in person class - will resume remotely on March 25th
  • The Distribution Course in Rowley scheduled to start on April 7th will be offered via Zoom beginning April 22nd (students will have an email explaning)
  • April 16th OSHA DLS Safety Overview - Postponed indefinitely
  • June 18th OSHA DLS Safety Overview - Postponed indefinitely

Any questions, call Jennifer Pederson at 978-844-2294

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

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. 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.