Rhode Island Clean Water Association


RICWA is an advocate for wastewater operators, providing training, technical information, and networking opportunities with the goal of improving water quality in Narragansett Bay and all the waters of the State of Rhode Island.


Thank you to our Sponsors!

A heartfelt thank you to all of our beloved sponsors. Please click the link below for a list of our sponsors and to visit their websites.

EPA Recognizes Rhode Island Wastewater Treatment Entities for Excellence

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New England Office recently awarded three 2023 Regional Wastewater Treatment Awards to Rhode Island wastewater facilities and individuals to recognize them for their commitment to improving water quality.


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Smithfield wastewater team rescues elderly man from storm

Smithfield wastewater team rescues elderly man from storm

December 21, 2023 2:39 pmWritten By: Madison Crowley SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — Earlier this week, two members of Veolia North America’s Smithfield team rescued a 79-year-old man whose car was flooded and swept away by heavy winds exceeding 50 mph Monday night, an ABC6...

Member Spotlight – Edward Davies

Member Spotlight – Edward Davies

Eddie Davies got his start in Operations Challenge in 2013. In the competition, teams compete to earn the highest score in five different events. Each event is designed to test the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of water resource recovery...

Member Spotlight – Scott Goodinson

Member Spotlight – Scott Goodinson

After leaving active submarine duty in the U.S, Navy, Scott Goodinson worked on various jobs that included a couple of years pumping out portable restrooms. One day while cleaning a restroom at a baseball field he turned off the vacuum truck and overheard a father say...

2023 Golf Outing

2023 Golf Outing

2023 Golf Outing - 19th Year The Rhode Island Clean Water Association is holding its annual golf outing on Monday, June 19, 2023. This event will be held at the Potowomut Golf Club with registration starting at 7:30am and a 9:00am Shotgun start. Enjoy a complete round...


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Giving Back to the Environment

Established in 1952, the Rhode Island Clean Water Association (RICWA), formerly the Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association (NWPCA), is a non-profit organization created to promote the advancement of knowledge concerning the nature, collection, treatment, and disposal of domestic and industrial wastewaters.

Rhode Island Clean Water Association

P.O. Box 8805

Cranston, RI 02920