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Benefits of AMWA Membership

We advocate on issues of importance to our member utilities before Congress, EPA, DHS and other agencies. AMWA is able to speak with authority on the full range of drinking water issues.

National Representation on Drinking Water Issues

Because the concerns and requirements of large metropolitan water systems are not always aligned with those of the country’s thousands of smaller water systems, AMWA helps ensure that the perspectives of its member utilities – on issues ranging from infrastructure to water quality protection – are heard in Congress and at regulatory agencies.

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Resources for Water Executives

AMWA serves water executives by providing tools and resources that demonstrate best practices to address the challenges of drinking water systems. 

INSIGHT Utility Financial Information Database

A unique source of comparable financial data for benchmarking and planning.

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Engagement with Policymakers

Serving as the voice of the nation’s largest publicly owned drinking water systems.


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Water Policy Conference

Exclusive interactions with key federal legislators and top agency leaders. The conference is held each spring in Washington, D.C.

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Executive Management Conference

Leading thinking and lessons from water utility executives and industry experts. The conference is held each fall at locations around the country.

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Peer-Reviewed Awards

AMWA’s awards honor excellence in water system management and operations.

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Leadership Center 

A one-of-a-kind executive development program for water and wastewater utility CEOs and managers.

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Peer-to-Peer Networking

AMWA is particularly valuable to members as a forum for sharing ideas and building relationships among utility managers.

Conferences and Events

Gain exclusive interaction with key federal legislators, learn lessons from leaders within the field, and stay on the cutting edge of the industry.


AMWA Committees

Discuss key water policy issues, developing authoritative positions, policies, and products that advance the interests of the water sector.

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Member-to-Member Inquiry

Submit questions and quickly receive feedback and recommendations from peers around the country.

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Information Access

All AMWA member representatives are granted exclusive access to the association’s website, which includes a vast array of information and resources to keep members on top of industry developments. 

Monday Morning Briefing

Weekly, insightful coverage of the latest water policy news from Washington, D.C.

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Water Utility Executive

The water sector's premier executive management newsletter offering insights into new management thinking, innovations impacting water operations, trends influencing executive leadership, and resources supporting best management practices.

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A repository of reports, white papers, research results, and other valuable information for drinking water utilities - published by AMWA and other organizations.

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AMWA welcomes all publicly owned drinking water agencies that serve at least 100,000 people. Water providers serving fewer than 100,000 people may join with the approval of the Board of Directors.

Request Membership Information

AMWA membership is completed via request. Upon applying for membership, we will carefully review your application and communicate directly with you during the intake process.


AMWA’s annual dues are based on population served.

Membership Categories



Public water supply agencies serving, directly or indirectly, a population of 100,000 or more people. Water systems serving fewer than 100,000 people may join as members with the approval of AMWA's Board of Directors.


Any organization, whether public or private, that is not eligible for membership in AMWA. The interests of the applicant must be compatible with the purposes and policies of the association.

Only AMWA members, acting through their designated representatives, may vote on association matters, serve on the board or as an officer, or serve on committees.