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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

fall prerequisite courses announced:

Drinking Water Distribution - Littleton, MA - September 12–December 12, 2016 -4:30 PM-8:05 PM

This course is designed to introduce the concepts of drinking water distribution operations. Taking and passing this course is a prerequisite for taking the Drinking Water Licensing Exam(s) for Water Distribution, grades D2, D3, or D4 and it is a required component for eligibility as an operator-in-training or a full license operator. Participants will learn required information and critical thought processes involved in understanding the successful operation and maintenance of drinking water distribution systems. Those who complete this course will be awarded 34 TCHs (Training Contact Hours).   Click here to register:  2016 MWWA's Concepts and Practices of Drinking Water Distribution-Littleton, MA

Drinking Water Distribution - Middleborough, MA -September 21-December 7, 2016 -1:00 PM-4:35 PM

This course is designed to introduce the concepts of drinking water distribution operations. Taking and passing this course is a pre-requisite for taking the Drinking Water Licensing Exam(s) for Water Distribution, grades D2, D3, or D4 and it is a required component for eligibility as an operator-in-training or a full license operator. Participants will learn required information and critical thought processes involved in understanding the successful operation and maintenance of drinking water distribution systems. Those who complete this course will be awarded 34 TCHs (Training Contact Hours).   Registration for this Distribution class is being done through Massasoit Community College please visit:  http://www.massasoit.edu/corporate-and-community-education/community-education/non-credit-certificate-training-programs/drinking-water-distribution/index

Advanced Drinking Water Treatment - Milford, MA - September 15-November 17, 2016 - 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM

This 35-hour, State-approved course offered by Massachusetts Water Works Association, is designed to provide the student with the advanced concepts of drinking water treatment operations. Operator will be equipped with ability to control process, not just basic understanding (e.g. being able to answer the "why" or "why not" questions). Emphasis will be on filtration and reporting. Advanced topics include: potable water sources and use, treatment technologies, laboratory, and administration will be covered. Those who complete this course will be awarded 30 TCHs (Training Contact Hours). Click here to register:  2016 MWWA's Concepts and Practices of ADVANCED Drinking Water Treatment (T3/4)-Milford-Fall 2016

2016 member recruitment drive: 

MWWA is pleased to announce our 2016 Membership Drive.  At each of the Board of Directors' meetings in 2016, the name of one lucky member who recommended a newly installed member will be drawn for a $50 Speedway Gas Card.  Any member who recruits five new members during the course of the year will automatically receive a $100 gift card.  Please view the flyer here

Employment Opportunity-MWWA Training Coordinator: 

MWWA's educational offerings have been expanding.  We are seeking a highly organized individual who will be responsible for performing a broad range of functions in support of our rapidly growing educational programs and services.  Working under the direction of the Executive Director and in coordination with MWWA's Board of Directors and volunteer committees, the Training Coordinator will be MWWA's liaison with our Education Committee and will support the association's continuing education seminars, as well as prerequisite courses, offered throughout the Commonwealth.   The desired candidate must have the ability to teach on a broad range of water distribution and treatment topics; the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; thorough knowledge of English, spelling, grammar and punctuation; computer proficiency including the Microsoft Office Suite.  They must have a current driver's license; travel within the state to meetings and training classes will be required.  While MWWA is based in Acton, MA, telecommuting will be allowed for this position.  A qualified candidate must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of experience in the water industry; Bachelor's Degree or higher education and Distribution and/or Treatment License(s) desirable.  This position is a full time, salaried position, Monday through Friday.  Some night teaching might be required.  Compensation is negotiable based on qualifications.  To see the full job description along with desired qualifications, please click: Training Coordinator.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume, along with salary requirements to Jennifer Pederson, Executive Director, MWWA, PO Box 1064, Acton, MA 01720 or by email to mwwa@verizon.net by July 15, 2016. 

2016 MWWA meeting/event schedule:

Click here for a PDF with dates for MWWA's meetings and events scheduled for 2016

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.

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.