About Us
About Us

What is OWWA?

The OWWA’s vision is to be the leading resource for Ontario’s water.

Who we are

The Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization of water professionals, dedicated to protecting public health through the delivery of safe, sufficient, and sustainable drinking water in Ontario.

OWWA has more than 1400 members including:

  • Municipal water system managers and operators
  • Consulting engineers
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Research scientists
  • Chemists
  • Hydrogeologists

We are a Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), which has more than 50,000 members worldwide.

What we do

We provide leadership in water management through education; innovation; continual improvements in customer relations, science, and technology; and participating in the development of government policy.

To do this, we have 17 volunteer committees dedicated to providing education, information, advocacy, and leadership in water stewardship to its members, the general public, and all levels of government.

OWWA believes in achieving consumer confidence in drinking water through ongoing public involvement in planning, policy development, regulatory, and quality issues regarding safe drinking water.

OWWA Strategic Plan 2015-2020

OWWA is guided by its Strategic Plan, which is formally reviewed every five years. The current plan (2015-2020) can be found here.

Our Vision
The Leading Resource for Ontario’s Water

Our Mission Statement
Sharing knowledge and developing solutions for effective water management

Core Principles

Protect Public Health

Safeguard the Environment

Pursue Excellence

Act with Integrity

Provide Value

Foster Diversity and Inclusion

Who we support

wfp-logoIn addition to our scientific and educational activities, OWWA is a proud supporter of Water for People Canada, a project-oriented, not-for-profit organization that assists developing countries in implementing safe drinking water and sanitation programs to improve the health and welfare of local communities.

Find out more

Want to know more about OWWA? Please call our office in Toronto at 416-231-1555 or toll free 1-866-975-0575 or email us at waterinfo@owwa.ca.

The OWWA office is located at 922 The East Mall, Suite 100  Toronto, ON  M9B 6K1

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