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Drinking Water Associations
Association NameAbbreviationDescription

Professional association formed in 1984 serving state drinking water programs.


International nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of water quality and supply.

AWWA Kentucky-Tennesee Section

Kentucky and Tennesse section of AWWA.


Protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water, protecting ground water and overseeing implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Kentucky Division of Plumbing

Kentucky Division of Plumbing


Created in 1988 to provide the mechanism for funding construction of local public works projects.

Kentucky Rural Water Association

Statewide association that offers training, technical assistance, advocacy and a variety of other services and benefits to Kentucky water and wastewater utilities as an affiliate of the National Rural Water Association.


Statewide not-for-profit association offering membership to all water and wastewater operators throughout the state of Kentucky.


A nonprofit federation of state rural water associations whose mission is to provide support services to their state associations that have more than 24,550 water and wastewater systems as members.


Not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment.

WEF Kentucky - Tennessee
Not-for-profit educational and technical organization and is a member association of the WEF.

Funded by the EPA, partnered by Western Kentucky University and the Kentucky Rural Water Association, the TACWQ serves the small water systems of Kentucky and EPA Region 4.


RCAP's programs are targeted to rural communities with populations of fewer than 10,000 people.  It specializes in building the capacity of rural residents of communities with populations under 3,300.


The Municipal Electric Power Association of Kentucky, known as MEPAK, has been working for Kentucky's city-owned power companies since 1975.  These public utilities are owned by citizens and exist solely to provide essential services.


The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with international product certification and professional certification programs. It is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a third-party product certifier and is the recognized resource and advocate for the betterment of water quality. The Association's website has a number of tools for consumers looking for resources to better understand their drinking water and potential treatment options.