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.

Rhode Island Sweeps the Competition

Membership Renewal Time!

Benefits of Joining include:

Professional Development, Leadership Opportunities, Community Focused Events

 And so much MORE!

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Removing PFAS


The Water Environment Federation represents more than 30,000 water professionals who work every day to protect public health and the environment. We share concerns about PFAS. But water utilities don’t produce or use PFAS and now have to clean up after polluters.

Giving back feels good - Make a tax deductable donation today. 



Earth Day!

Earth Day!

JOIN US FOR BEACH CLEANUP ON EARTH DAY 2023! Event Date: April 22, 2023 - 12-3PM Volunteer and cleanup your community, on Earth Day!   Remove single use plastics and trash from our local beaches! Bringing a reusable water bottle is strongly encouraged! All...

Save the date!

Save the date!

You’re invited to join us at our annual TRADE SHOW & LUNCHEON! Event will be held at 'The Crowne Plaza' located801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886   More information to come shortly!   Nora Lough TreasurerRhode Island Clean Water Association  

Removing PFAS Starts at the Source

Removing PFAS Starts at the Source

Removing PFAS Starts at The Source Stories about PFAS have multiplied as we discover more about these “forever chemicals.”They’ve been in our lives since the 1940s – used in clothing, carpets, couches, cookware, cosmetics, and more – but we had no idea until this...


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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