New York's Water Event

New York's Water Event 


Thank you for attending this year's New York's Water Event!


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See you in 2017!
April 25 - 27, 2017

Saratoga Springs City Center and The Saratoga Hilton
Saratoga Springs, NY



Contest Winners


Top Ops Competition

Team WNY - Mike Terrore, Monroe County Water Authority and Daniel Handrick, Niagara County Water Authority


Meter Madness

Mike Vienna, Town of Phelps


Fresh Ideas Poster 

Fiona Dunn, Manhattan College


Best Tasting Water

Town of Canajoharie




News & Events

AWWA announces launch of Partnership for Clean Water

June 14, 2016


Innovative new program helps to optimize wastewater utility performance
DENVER – The American Water Works Association proudly announces the launch of the Partnership for Clean Water, a global optimization and recognition program for wastewater utilities. The program is a voluntary initiative created to help wastewater utilities of all sizes and configurations optimize the operations, performance and efficiency of their treatment facilities. The Partnership for Clean Water will officially launch with a series of events scheduled at AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition, held in Chicago June 19-22.   


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FREE training for Small Systems

July 19, 2016


FREE SEMINAR--Contact Hours Approved: NYSAWWA and the Environmental Finance Center Network offer Leadership Through Decision-making and Communication for Small Water Systems. This1.5 day workshop, designed for systems serving 10,000 or fewer taps, is targeted to water / wastewater utility managers, owners of privately owned systems, consultants, and technical assistance providers. This is a free workshop, but pre-registration is required





Spring/Summer 2016 Aquarius Now Available Online

June 02, 2016


The Spring/Summer 2016 Edition of Aquarius is now online.


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Monroe County Water Authority Ranked Highest in Northeast for Customer Satisfaction

May 19, 2016


J.D. Power contucted a 2016 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study and New York Section AWWA member, Monroe County Water Authority was ranked highest in the Northeast for Customer Satisfaction! 


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Public Affairs Advisory

April 05, 2016


The White House, in coordination with federal agencies, launched a major report on climate change and public health today. Water utilities should expect news outlets to cover this report about the known and possible public health impacts of climate change.


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Member Spotlight Seth Walburger

April 04, 2016


The Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) is responsible for providing Central New York with its most vital life source. In order to keep taps flowing, roughly 100 employees with various skill sets and knowledge work together to provide palatable and potable drinking water. Seth Walburger, 27, of OCWA’s Operations Department, views it as a puzzle; each employee, or puzzle piece, is essential to a successful big picture affair. “I like the fact that our goal is to provide people with necessities. It’s our duty to supply good quality water to help them go about their lives,” says Walburger. 


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Together, let's get the lead out

March 22, 2016


by: David LaFrance, CEO, AWWA

If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle is the protection of public health -- voted unanimously on March 7 to forge on a path toward the removal of all lead service lines. AWWA believes that as water professionals and a broader society, we should seize this moment of increased awareness to develop solutions for eliminating all risks from lead in water.


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