Agencies and Associations—
American Chemical Society
The ACS is an individual membership organization. It was founded in 1876, and now includes more than 158,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development. For further information on programs and membership contact:
American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington DC, 20036
American Public Health Association (APHA)
The APHA is the largest organization of public health professionals in the world and has been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health for over 125 years. APHA brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers, and other health workers in a multidisciplinary environment of professional exchange, study and action. For further information on programs and membership contact:
American Public Health Association
800 I Street, NW
Washington DC, 20001-3710
American Public Works Association (APWA)
The APWA is an international educational and professional association of companies and individuals providing public works services. The association has 67 chapters throughout North America and a membership of 28,000. For further information on programs and membership contact:
American Public Works Association
2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 700
Kansas City, MO 64108-2625
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
The AWWA is an association that conducts research and provides publications, information, training, and technical assistance to water supply systems. There are Sections of the organization that are active in holding meetings and training in all states. For further information on programs and membership contact:
American Water Works Association
6666 W. Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
The association also operates a Small Systems Support Hotline that is available for technical support to all water system operators. The number is: 1-800-366-0107
National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
The NGWA is a professional society and trade association representing the groundwater industry. They provide expositions, education, publications and research on wells and groundwater. For further information contact:
National Ground Water Association
601 Dempsey Road
Westerville, OH 43081
National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
The NRWA provides technical publications, training, and technical assistance to small water systems and water districts. There are active chapters in most states that provide technical assistance in both the water supply and wastewater fields. For further information contact:
National Rural Water Association
2915 S. 13th Street
Duncan, OK 73534
The National Environmental Services Center (NESC)
The National Environmental Services Center 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.
The National Environmental Services Center
P.O. Box 6064
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6064
New England Water Works Association (NEWWA)
The NEWWA is a membership organization representing water supply operators and professionals in the New England states. They sponsor meetings and training and have publications available. For further information contact:
New England Water Works Association
125 Hopping Brook Road
Holliston, MA 01746
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
The 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. The hours of operation are M - F, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, EST. The number is: 1-800-426-4791
Details on all USEPA programs can be reviewed at their web site: www.epa.gov.
We have a technical support team with a wide variety of experience that is ready to help you. Contact:
P.O. Box 9006
Gurnee, IL 60031-9006
Fax: 1-847-689-3030
Water Environment Federation (WEF)
The WEF is a professional organization representing the wastewater and pollution control industry. The national and state organizations provide meetings, training, and publications that are very helpful to wastewater system operators. For further information contact:
Water Environment Federation
601 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1994
Water Quality Association (WQA)
The WQA is the trade association for the manufacturers of point-of-use (POU) water treatment industry (water softeners, home water filters, etc). They have information available on POU devices. For further information contact:
Water Quality Association
4151 Naperville Road
Lisle, IL 60532