The New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), a section of the American Water Works Association, is a membership organization for those working or interested in the drinking water profession. Headquartered in Holliston, Mass., it brings together water utilities, consultants, manufacturers, vendors, regulators, academia, and other interested parties to network, educate, and advocate.
Established in 1882, the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) is a not-for-profit member organization incorporated in 1982 under the commonwealth of Massachusetts and is recognized as a 501c3 non-profit educational, research and philanthropic organization. It serves the region that comprises the New England area; Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The association is the leading authority on education, training opportunities and public outreach to protect and improve drinking water and water utility operations. NEWWA continues to be an instrument of change to advance the knowledge, science, government awareness, public trust, and environmental stewardship of the water works profession.
In 1987, NEWWA Inc. affiliated itself with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) as a section to provide the opportunity for members to join and receive all benefits of both associations at a reduced rate. To this day, members still have the option of joining NEWWA, Inc., or AWWA with NEWWA as the designated section. AWWA unites the diverse water community to advance public health, safety, the economy, and the environment.
The association serves as a key resource for approximately 2,800 members including water utility managers, operators, consulting engineers, manufacturing representatives, suppliers, educators, regulators, citizens interested in water, and related companies and organizations.
NEWWA's Vision- is to inspire excellence in the drinking water profession, public confidence in tap water, and water resource stewardship. In alignment with this stated vision, NEWWA has a Planning Committee working with a cross section of membership which has delivered a 10-year vision plan document.
NEWWA's Mission - is to promote public health, safety, quality of life, and environmental stewardship through education/training, advocacy, and outreach relating to safe drinking water and to advance the membership as noted in the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Articles of Incorporation.