About Us

The Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association (KWWOA) is a statewide not-for-profit association organized in the fall of 1958. The KWWOA was created by a group of operators from the drinking and wastewater industry, who gathered together in Owensboro, Kentucky and formed what is now known as the Western Chapter of the Association. As news spread across the state, other regions began to see the benefit of such an organization, giving birth to the association’s additional chapters. The Central Chapter was formed in 1959, followed by the Eastern and North Central Chapters in 1960. By 1965, the KWWOA Constitution and By-Laws were merged into a State Constitution.

The KWWOA has since grown to a membership of more than 1,700 individuals and organizations. It has provided in excess of 100 hours of continuing education training every year throughout the state, at no more than the cost of membership.

The KWWOA offers membership to all water and wastewater operators/system employees throughout the state of Kentucky and surrounding States. In addition, associate membership is available to individuals not actively working for a drinking water or wastewater system, such as engineers, manufactures, suppliers, contractors, and other individuals or entities actively involved in the water and/or wastewater industries.

KWWOA is governed by a State Board comprised of four (4) officers, and two (2) voting representatives from each chapter, elected by the Chapter voting membership , in staggered two-year terms in accordance with the State By-Laws. The Board meets quarterly at various locations throughout the state, to determine the direction of KWWOA and discuss issues of importance to the membership.  An annual membership meeting is also held each spring at the KWWOA’s Annual Conference. 

You may apply for membership using the applications on this page or online by slecting the “Membership” tab above.

The KWWOA State Board Meetings for 2020, are as follows:

General Membership – 8:00 a.m. EST, April 6, 2020 at the 63rd KWWOA Conference, Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, Kentucky. Cancelled.  Will be scheduled later in the year.

2020 State Board Meetings:

1st Quarter – February 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. EST, Galt House Hotel & Suites, Collins Room, 140 North 4th Street, Louisville, KY

2nd Quarter – May 4, 2020, 11:00 a.m. CST.  Location to be determined.

3rd Quarter – July 29, 2020 – 11:00 a.m. EST, Morehead Utility Plant Board – New Maintenance Building, 25 Pleasant Valley Road, MoreheadKY.

September 16, 2020 – 11:00 a.m. EST, North Central Chapter area TBD

4th Quarter – November 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m. EST – Elizabethtown WWTP, 2501 Gaither Station Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

If you have any questions regarding this information, do not hesitate to email Lisa Detherage, Member Services Director, at Lisa@kwwoa.org or by calling 502-352-0510.