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The Association was first organized in March 1956 as the New Mexico Water and Sewage Works Association. In May of 1958 the Association membership overwhelmingly adopted a voluntary operator certification plan as a means of encouraging professional development of its members, and all operators, throughout the State


One of the Association's primary goals has been to provide training for water and wastewater operators in the areas of operations, maintenance and management of their systems.


The Association has worked, over the years, to maintain a liaison with groups such as: New Mexico Environment Department; New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission; Operator Certification Advisory Board, DABCC Water Technology Program, New Mexico Municipal League.

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