Join New England Water Works Association (NEWWA)
Improve your professional skills through training, education, and certification. Take advantage of networking opportunities with your fellow water works professionals.
As a NEWWA, Inc. member, you can attend NEWWA training courses, conferences, symposia, and monthly meetings at discounted rates, access NEWWA's Journal and newsletters, and receive updates on legislative and regulatory matters affecting public drinking water. An organizational membership provides all regional employees with membership benefits. NEWWA members may serve on NEWWA, Inc. volunteer committees.
Types of Memberships:
Individual - Discounted rates for Retirees and Students
Utility - Categorized by number of service connections
Service Provider - Categorized by gross annual sales to the water industry
Join American Water Works Association & NEWWA
Join the largest network of water works professionals in the world. AWWA/NEWWA members enjoy exclusive access to national and regional updates and information on water infrastructure, quality, sustainability, legislation, and more. Receive discounts on AWWA and NEWWA events and courses, access professional publications such as AWWA's Journal, Opflow, and Mainstream, as well as NEWWA's Journal and newsletters, and participate on AWWA and NEWWA volunteer committees.
New England Water Works Association is the New England section of AWWA. To join the New England section and receive NEWWA membership benefits with your AWWA membership, you must submit a Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, or Rhode Island mailing address with your application. Applicants using Connecticut mailing addreses will be assigned to the Connecticut section and may apply for multi-section membership if interested in NEWWA membership benefits.
Types of Memberships:
Individual - Discounted rates for Young Professionals, Retirees, Operations/Administrative personnel, and Students
Utility - Categorized by number of service connections
Service Provider- Categorized by gross annual sales to the water industry
Current Special Membership Offers
3-in-1 Student Membership - Join AWWA/NEWWA, New England Water Environment Association, and the New England chapter of the American Public Works Association for only $30. You must submit a submit a Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, or Rhode Island mailing address with your application to be assigned to the New England section.
First-time student members may also sign up for AWWA/NEWWA membership for $10 with promo code 10STU. This offer is valid through December 31, 2017.
If you have membership questions please contact Mary Quigley.
Membership Expiring? Renew Today!
Option 1: Log in to your AWWA account and select the membership invoice to pay online. Contact AWWA if you have forgotten your username or password.
Option 2: Contact AWWA Customer Service at email@example.com or (800) 926-7337 to request an invoice.
NEWWA, Inc. Members
Option 1: Log in to your account and select the membership invoice to pay online. Contact NEWWA if you have forgotten your username or password.
Option 2: Contact NEWWA to request an invoice via email or fax. Hard copy invoices are mailed to members 60 days prior to membership expiration.
Each year the Membership Committee runs a member drive where recruiters and sponsored new members are entered into a drawing for some great prizes donated by our sponsors and supporters.
Already a member? Get recruiting! Think about how you first got involved or became a NEWWA member—more likely than not someone just simply asked you. Why not do the same and continue the cycle? And in the process, you can be entered to win great prizes! Simply list yourself as “endorser” on your recruit’s membership form.
Prizes are awarded each year at NEWWA’s December Monthly Meeting at The Lantana in Randolph, MA to be held December 21, 2017. Good luck and get recruiting!
Most of us have been there—we’re new to the profession, new to the association, and know little to few people. Walking into a reception, event, or even course can be very intimidating, especially when you look around at all the different groups laughing and talking together. You may wonder: “how can I fit in?” and “where do I start?”
8 years ago NEWWA and its Membership Committee recognized this issue, and from there the Mentoring Program was born. The program, which takes approximately 6 months to complete, pairs a new member (mentee) with a more “established” member (mentor), to help the new member gain greater knowledge of NEWWA and the profession, and hopefully make a friend in the process.
Begun in 2008, the program has seen 40 mentees pass through, with a total of 20 mentors assisting along the way. Want to learn more about the association or profession in general? This 6-month program is the way to go. A mentee may begin the program at any time and is allowed the 6 months to complete it. And NEWWA’s acronym says it all about the program:
• N – New to the association?
• E – Explore the association along with an experienced member.
• W – Water professional guidance.
• W – Worth your time and effort.
• A – Affordable as it is absolutely free.
There are great opportunities for both new and young members to get involved as a mentee, and even greater opportunities for existing members to become a mentor! If you’re interested in either, please contact the Mentor Program Coodinators:
Matt Stosse - firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Lotz - email@example.com
NEWWA publishes an annual Membership Roster that is sent to all members in August. In April of each year members receive notification to update their information and an opt-out option for the roster. Members need to ensure that their information is up to date with the association.
The Membership Roster, in addition to listing the names and contact information for all NEWWA's members (individual, utility, and associate/consultant), includes:
- A brief history of NEWWA
- Lists of NEWWA's officers and key staff
- Committee listings, including chairs and vice/co-chairs
- NEWWA past officers and editors
- NEWWA, Inc., Bylaws
- Award winners, including historical information
- Award committee rules
- A listing of past meetings
The Membership Roster is designed, produced, and mailed by Naylor Publications, Inc. They also perform all advertising solicitations each year for the publication.
Member Spotlight – Spring 2017
Nathan Little, Project Engineer, Woodard & Curran
Nate Little is the new chair of NEWWA’s Young Professionals (YP) Committee—a group comprised of members age 35 or younger and members new to the water works profession. Before becoming chair, Nate served as vice chair and secretary of the committee for 3 years total. Each year the YP Committee hosts a variety of networking and educational events, including the YP Breakfast at the Spring Conference, a Red Sox event, Celtics event, and treatment plant tours in conjunction with New England Water Environment Association and the American Public Works Association – New England chapter.
Nate is a project engineer at Woodard & Curran in Andover, MA, where he focuses on water-related projects based all over the country. Nate graduated from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and a M.S. in Civil Engineering.
What steered you toward pursuing a career in water?
I always had an affinity for math, science, and the outdoors, which led me to pursuing an undergraduate degree program in environmental engineering (ENE). My undergraduate degree was in ENE, municipal process, with a focus on water and wastewater treatment, so I was naturally drawn towards the field via the coursework. During my senior year I was undecided on what I wanted to do next. I sought advice from several of my professors and there was an opportunity for graduate work, which I decided to pursue. It was nice to be able to focus on those studies for 2 years. Aside from graduate courses, I was conducting research on alternative and innovative arsenic removal technologies under Dr. Robin Collins. We were specifically looking at using zero valent iron as a fluidized media that could be oxidized to create sorption sites for arsenic removal and subsequently removed via filtration. It was a great learning experience. I joined Woodard & Curran in November 2011 after grad school.
What has helped you make time to be involved in NEWWA?
Woodard & Curran promotes attendance at the Spring Conference and being involved in the organization. The company finds NEWWA is a benefit to the industry and their employees, so they advocate for being involved. I’ve found it’s been advantageous for my career to be involved and I try to get other coworkers involved. The company leaves it up to you to make sure you get your work done but allows you the freedom to be as involved as you’d like and to support the organization. They allow a few days each year to go to conferences and workshops for career development. YP conference call meetings are scheduled on lunch breaks.
How did you get on track to become a leader of the YP Committee?
I first got involved at my first Spring Conference. I had been working at Woodard & Curran for a few months and I found out there was a YP Breakfast event. I went to that and I actually won tickets to the YP Red Sox event from the raffle! I went to the game and met [former YP Chair] Tara McManus, who invited me to start calling into the YP conference calls. The next year, when Tara was starting to transition out and Colleen Heath was starting to transition in, they were looking for a secretary so I started doing that and took over the responsibility of the Red Sox event. When Colleen became chair she asked me to be vice chair, and there you have it!
Is there a particularly helpful event the committee hosts for members?
At the YP Breakfast there is a “speed networking” activity. Although people tend to shy away from the name “speed networking,” each time we’ve done the activity students and YPs that I speak to after tell me what a great experience it was for them. Everyone says it’s a great way to meet people in the industry and there’s high regard for that.
What is your advice for a young professional who is unfamiliar with the association?
Know that everyone in the organization is very helpful, approachable, and friendly, and don’t be shy about getting involved and speaking up. Over my few years of involvement, I’ve found everyone in the organization is very helpful and willing to talk about anything. It also helps to try to understand the association to figure out where you’d like to get involved. Take a look at the organizational chart and reach out to a committee chair to get involved.