Join the American Water Works Association!    

Join the largest network of water works professionals by becoming a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Members who reside or primarily work in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont will then be assigned to the New England Water Works Association, a Section of AWWA.

Also with your AWWA membership you automatically receive a complimentary membership to our legacy organization, NEWWA Inc. NEWWA, Inc. (founded 1882), and the New England Section of AWWA (founded 1940) affiliated in 1987 to serve the New England region together. Jointly, the organizations are simply known as NEWWA. 

With that affiliation, 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, Inc.'s Journal and newsletters, and participate on AWWA and NEWWA volunteer committees.

Note to Connecticut Applicants:

Applicants using Connecticut mailing addresses will be automatically assigned to the Connecticut Section of AWWA and may apply for multi-section membership if interested in NEWWA membership benefits. Contact Mary Quigley for details.

Apply Offline - Click here to download an application

Types of Memberships:

Individual - Discounted rates for Young Professionals, Retirees, Operations/Administrative personnel, and Students

Utility - Categorized by number of service connections, includes Small Systems

Service Provider - Categorized by gross annual sales to the water industry

Partner Agency - Government agencies, universities/colleges, libraries, industry associations

Just Need Regional Benefits? Join New England Water Works Association, Inc. (NEWWA, Inc.)

As a NEWWA, Inc.-only member, you can attend regional training courses, conferences, symposia, and meetings at discounted rates, access NEWWA, Inc.'s Journal and newsletters, and receive regional updates on legislative and regulatory matters affecting public drinking water. An organizational membership provides all employees with membership benefits. 

Note that NEWWA, Inc.-only membership DOES NOT afford you AWWA benefits. For a full breakdown of the differences in benefits between NEWWA, a Section of AWWA and NEWWA, Inc.-only, please view our benefits breakdown charts posted here.

To sign up for NEWWA, Inc.-only membership click the below button above or contact Mary Quigley at

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

Student Membership Options

Option 1 - AWWA/NEWWA, NEWEA, and NEAPWA 3-in-1 Student Membership Promo

3-in-1 Student Membership - Join AWWA/NEWWA, the New England Water Environment Association, and the New England chapter of the American Public Works Association for only $30.

Option 2 - New England Water Works Association, A Section of AWWA Student Membership

Apply for student membership for $20/year online at or by using the AWWA individual membership application. You will at the same time become a member of NEWWA, Inc.

Note to Connecticut Applicants:

Applicants using Connecticut mailing addresses, contact Mary Quigley for instructions.


NEWWA Welcome Kit

The Membership Committee created this presentation as an interactive guide to NEWWA's membership benefits. Click through section by section for a full overview or click directly on a topic.

If you have membership questions please contact Mary Quigley.

Membership Expiring? Renew Today!

AWWA Members

In October 2022, AWWA introduced a new system for membership and subscription renewals and payments. The new system delivers invoices and renewal notices via email.

To pay membership renewals, you will need to access the new payment platform through an email from You can find more information about Renewing Your Membership along with Frequently Asked Questions on their Payment Help webpage. Contact AWWA Customer Service at or (800) 926-7337 with questions or for assistance.

NEWWA, Inc.-only Members

Invoices are emailed to members 60 days before membership expiration. Return the invoice to NEWWA with payment or pay online using the unique URL in the invoice. Emails come from—check your Spam folder if you do not see your renewal notice in your inbox. Contact NEWWA to request a new copy of an invoice via email, fax or mail.

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.

Theme for 2023: "Cast Away Your Doubts"

Prizes are awarded each year at NEWWA’s December Membership Meeting. 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?”

15 years ago, NEWWA and its Membership Committee recognized this issue, and from there the Mentoring Program was born. The program, which lasts from 6-12 months, 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.

The program started in 2008 and since then has seen more than 50 mentees complete the program, with 30 mentors assisting along the way. Want to learn more about the association or water profession in general? This 6-12 month program is the way to go. A mentee may begin the program at any time and is allowed 6-12 months to complete it.

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 Coordinators:

Lauren Underwood -

Emma Page -

Michaela Bogosh -

NEWWA staff support:

Mary Quigley -




NEWWA publishes an annual Member Roster that is sent to all members in December. In September 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. Note that the roster is a NEWWA member benefit and only NEWWA members receive a copy.


The Member 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

  • Photos

  • Advertisements

The Membership Roster is designed, produced, and mailed by Naylor Publications, Inc. They also perform all advertising solicitations each year for the publication. Click here for information on adversiting in the Member Roster. 


2020 "Membership Value Webinar"

This webinar provides a general overview of the benefits of a New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) membership and highlights active members in the association from different regions throughout New England. They discuss how NEWWA membership has benefited their careers through networking opportunities, conferences and training for continuing education, committee involvement, and more.


2019 "How to Make the Most of Your NEWWA Membership" Webinar

Members of the NEWWA Membership Committee and volunteer leaders are pleased to present this webinar, which gives a general overview of networking, volunteer, and education opportunities offered through NEWWA.


If you have membership questions please contact Mary Quigley.