Agencies & Associations
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. Its mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Its vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.
American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA is the largest organization of public health professionals in the world and has been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health since 1872. APHA brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers, and other health workers in a multidisciplinary environment of professional exchange, study and action.
American Public Works Association (APWA)
APWA is an international educational and professional association of companies and individuals providing public works services. The association has a membership of 30,000.
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
AWWA is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society dedicated to providing total water solutions to ensure the effective management of water. Founded in 1881, it is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world.
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National Environmental Services Center (NESC)
NESC is a nonprofit organization providing technical assistance and information about drinking water, wastewater disposal, solid waste disposal, infrastructure security, utility management and environmental training to communities serving fewer than 10,000 people.
New England Water Works Association (NEWWA)
NEWWA is a membership organization for those working or interested in the drinking water profession in the New England states. They bring together water utilities, consultants, manufacturers, vendors, regulators, academia and other interested parties to network, educate and advocate.
National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
Founded in 1948, NGWA is a community of groundwater professionals working to advance groundwater knowledge and member success through education, outreach, advocacy, cooperation and information exchange, and enhancement of professional practices.
National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
NRWA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training, supporting and promoting the water and wastewater professionals that serve small communities across the United States. It provides training and technical assistance through 49 affiliated State Rural Water Associations, which currently have over 31,000 utility system members.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
USEPA establishes national standards for protection of the environment. These standards are then generally enforced by state agencies. USEPA maintains a Safe Drinking Water Hotline to provide information on drinking water regulations and documents.
Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 800-426-4791 or [email protected]
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Water Environment Federation (WEF)
WEF is a nonprofit association that provides technical education and training for thousands of water quality professionals who clean water and return it safely to the environment. WEF members have proudly protected public health, served their local communities and supported clean water worldwide since 1928.
Water Quality Association (WQA)
WQA is the trade association that represents the sector of the water treatment industry devoted to treating water on the homeowner’s or business-owner’s property. WQA is a resource and information source, a voice for the industry, an educator of professionals, and laboratory for product testing.