PURPOSE OF THE NEW MEXICO WATER AND WASTE WATER ASSOCIATION
The New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association is organized and operates exclusively for scientific and educational purposes on a nonprofit basis.
The Association endeavors to assist in protecting the public health and the environment and preserving the investment of public funds in New Mexico by promoting proper design, construction, operation, performance evaluation, and management of water and wastewater utilities.
The Association is active in representing the views of New Mexico Utility Operations personnel on legislative matters affecting the water utilities field.
ENCOURAGE PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WATER AND WASTEWATER INDUSTRY
In its efforts to encourage professionalism, the New Mexico Water & Wastewater Association gives both Facility and Personnel Awards to deserving recipients. Among the facility awards are "Good Housekeeping Awards" in both water and wastewater treatment systems. The "Max Summerlot Award" is given annually to the water or wastewater facility that demonstrates the highest excellence in the operations, maintenance, management, safety and professionalism of the system.
"Outstanding Operator of the Year Awards" and "Caroline Martinez Achievement Award" are given to operators in various categories of utility operations.
The Association also offers tuition scholarships to qualifying applicants who enter a New Mexico training institution in the field of water and wastewater utilities design, operation, or management
WORKING TO BENEFIT THE COMMUNITIES OF NEW MEXICO
The Association feels that by providing professional training of utility operations and management personnel, its purpose of assisting in the protection of public health and the environment and preserving the investment of public funds can be achieved.
It is common knowledge in the Water and Wastewater Industry, that though proper operations and routine preventive maintenance of facilities, the useful life of those facilities can be extended significantly. The quality of water-whether drinking water or treated wastewater-can be improved through operations staff training.
The Association is proud of its history of helping communities and the taxpayers of New Mexico by equipping personnel in the water and wastewater industry to perform their duties in a qualified and professional manner.