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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.

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. Comprised of wastewater operators, engineers, and vendors of wastewater products and services,

RICWA membership has grown to over 200 professionals.
RICWA is a member association of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) international Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Arthur Handy

RICWA honored Representative Arthur Handy with its Clean Water Legislator of the Year Award for 2021 which was presented at yesterday’s Clean Water Legislative Summit. The award recognizes outstanding legislative contributions to ensuring clean water for Rhode Island. Representative Handy was recognized as the architect of the Resilient Rhode Island Act.

Susan Sosnowski

RICWA honored Senator Susan Sosnowski with its Clean Water Legislator of the Year Award for 2020 which was presented at yesterday’s Clean Water Legislative Summit. The award recognizes outstanding legislative contributions to ensuring clean water for Rhode Island. Senator Sosnowski was recognized for persistent efforts to phase out cesspools.

From all of us at RICWA

Happy New Year!  

Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties are scheduled and travel spikes. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout

the season. – National Safety Council

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic. All in person events are postponed until further notice! We would like to acknowledge and thank all of our wastewater members/personel (essential personnel) who are still working. From the entire board, please be save and healthy!

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