Wecome to the Rhode Island Clean Water Association!

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).

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL EVENTS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK ALL OF OUR WASTEWATER MEMBERS/PERSONNEL (ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL) WHO ARE STILL WORKING. FROM THE ENTIRE BOARD, PLEASE BE SAFE AND HEALTHY!