American Water Works Association
Dedicated to Safe Drinking Water


The North Dakota Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is one of 43 geographical organizations within the AWWA that is organized exclusively for education and scientific purposes. There are five specific purposes: To further the dissemination of information and the advancement of knowledge in the area of design, construction, operation, and management of utilities rendering water service to the public. To further study, experimentation and research, and the publication of the results thereof in the areas of water distribution, water purification, conservation and development of water resources, and water quality management. To promote and encourage, through annual meetings or otherwise, an exchange information and experience among its membership. To promote and encourage the protection of public health and improved environment through the construction and efficient operation of water supply facilities. To promote water system operator education and certification programs.

AWWA is an international nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization of water supply professionals dedicated to improving drinking water for people everywhere. AWWA was formed to promote the public health, safety, and welfare through the improvement of the quality and quantity of water delivered to the public and the development of public understanding of the industry.

There are three types of AWWA membership: Individual members receive discounts on publications, seminars, workshops, and conferences along with annual subscriptions to Journal AWWA, Opflow, and Mainstream. The annual dues for the active category are $80, $35 for operations, and $25 for students. Utility members receive WATERWEEK, legislative and Sage Drinking Water Act alerts, the PI Reservoir, and promotional kits. For systems serving less than 10,000, the annual dues for the utility range from $120 to $738 based on the number of customer service connections. Organization members receive visibility in the AWWA's Water Supply Buyer's Guide, reduced exhibit rates at AWWA conferences, free active membership for interested individuals and discounts on publications, seminars, workshops, and conferences.

The Board of Trustees consists of the Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, Past Chair, Director, and four Trustees. The Board holds three meetings annually to carry out all plans and policies of the Section. A joint annual conference is held in October with the North Dakota Chapter of American Public Works Association, the North Dakota Water Environment Association, and the North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference.

For information contact Secretary-Treasurer David Bruschwein ( at 701.328.5259