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Welcome to the RMSAWWA


The Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) is a non-profit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water. Our vision is to provide for a better world through better water. Our mission is to provide solutions for the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming) to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource. As a local section of the American Water Works Association, we strive to connect our local membership with the opportunities and resources of AWWA.

Not a member of AWWA or the Rocky Mountain Section, or simply want to know what your membership benefits are? Learn how you can enhance your career, earn those necessary Training Units (TU's), get discounts on training, conferences and industry-relevant materials. Click here for details!


The 2015 Joint Annual Conference  -  September 13-16, 2015, in Loveland, CO

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The 2015 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado from September 13 - 16, 2015. Conference co-chairs are Greg Woodward and Bill Peretti. Technical program chairs are Jeff Berlin and Sean Lieske.

Join over 800 of your peers and colleagues in the water industry for 4 days of exhibits, technical presentations and networking opportunities. Dedicated volunteers from the RMSAWWA and RMWEA have worked countless hours to make this years conference a tremendous success. From the Exhibit Hall featuring more than 100 booths to the technical sessions jam-packed with the most up-to-date information, you'll join over 800 representatives of the Rocky Mountain water industry who have concluded...if you're only going to attend one conference this year, the 2015 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference is the place to be.


In accordance with the RMSAWWA Bylaws, Section Members are hereby notified of the following nominations for members of the RMSAWWA Governing Board:

Treasurer:  Stephanie Elliott, Stantec
Trustee: Ryan Walsh, Aurora Water (term to expire September 2019)
Trustee: Jeff Oxenford, RCAP (term to expire September 2019)

Additional nominations may also be made up to forty-five (45) days prior to the next Annual Section Meeting (by July 30, 2015) by written petition to the Chair, Melissa Essex Elliott, signed by at least five (5) Section members.


9th Annual Grand Junction Water and Wastewater Conference 
Two Rivers Convention Center
August 13 & 14, 2015

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Pilot Training for AWWA M36 Water Auditing & Loss Control
September 21st – 25th

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RMSAWWA, Colorado Water Wise, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Water Research Foundation and Cavanaugh are teaming up to bring you a Pilot Training Program for AWWA M36 Water Auditing & Loss Control. The training will include a kickoff webinar on August 19th and a circuit of training workshops across the State of Colorado September 21st – 25th.

The Program will include foundational training on the AWWA M36 Water Auditing & Loss Control Methodology for water system improvements. Participants will be introduced to strategically applying the methodology and interpreting the water audit data to assess and improve Water Loss performance at the utility level.  Water systems that operate more efficiently, with lower water losses, experience significant financial benefits from increased revenues, reduced treatment and pumping costs, public health and customer service benefits from fewer main breaks and service interruptions, and operational benefits from better managed flows, pressures and control valves.

Who should attend: Utility leadership, operations, financial and conservation professionals.

Learn more and Register at http://coloradowaterwise.org/WaterLossAuditTraining

Albuquerque takes 3rd place in the national
"Best of the Best" taste test at ACE13!


Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, representing RMSAWWA at ACE15 in Anaheim, took 3rd place with its great tasting water. The Albuquerque Journal has a great article on the deep strategy ABCWUA utilized to secure it's place in water history. In the photo, Scott Salvas, left, and David Morris of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority accept the utility's trophy in Anaheim, Calif.



Congratulations to our newest Fuller Award winner!


Kevin Bergschneider, water program leader in HDR's Denver office, has received the American Water Works Association's prestigious George Warren Fuller Award from the Rocky Mountain Section. Bergschneider received the award and was formally recognized for his industry service at the AWWA Annual Water Conference and Exhibition held recently in Anaheim, California.

Bergschneider is the first HDR award recipient from the Rocky Mountain Section, whose membership includes over 2,300 from Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.

He has been a member of AWWA since 2000 and has served in numerous positions in the Rocky Mountain Section and at the national AWWA level.

The award, established in 1937, is given each year to members of the association, designated by the sections, for distinguished service to the water supply field and in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, the diplomatic talent, and the constructive leadership of the members of the Section.


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