Partnership for Clean Water

The Partnership for Clean Water

The Partnership for Clean Water is a global optimization and recognition program for wastewater utilities. It is established as a parallel program to the Partnership for Safe Water, which has successfully been helping drinking water utilities optimize performance for more than 20 years. The first Partnership for Clean Water program is for wastewater treatment plant optimization, with programs for the optimization of reuse facilities and collection systems to be launched in the future.

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Wastewater treatment plant self-assessment and optimization, to improve efficiency and effluent quality, is the initial focus of the Partnership for Clean Water's wastewater utility optimization program.

Contact Partnership for Clean Water

Call us at: 303.347.6169



Partnership for Safe Water turned 25! We celebrated this milestone anniversary with the help of our partners at the AWWA California-Nevada Section and produced a virtual conference devoted to the latest treatment plant and distribution system optimization methods on July 27-29, 2021.

Session Topics Included: Evolution of Partnership Programs, PSWT Phase IV Application Guidance, PSWT Piloting and Optimization, Importance of the Distribution System Optimization Program, PCW Energy Optimization, PSWT Optimization, DSOP Using Innovative Tools to Address Water Quality, Utility Management, National Optimization Perspective, Groundwater/Source Water, Collecting and Managing Data in Your Distribution System, Maintenance and Treatment, Recycle Reuse Desalination, Workforce, COVID Emergency Response

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Post conference resources will be added here in the coming days. Check back soon!

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Partnership for Clean Water Resources

The Partnership for Clean Water offers a variety of resources for wastewater treatment plant optimization. To join, download and complete the Partnership for Clean Water Subscriber Application!

Access current Partnership for Clean Water and wastewater utility information and resources below.

Partnership for Clean Water Fact Sheet

Download the Partnership for Clean Water Fact Sheet to learn more about this unique optimization program for wastewater treatment plants.

AWWA Resources

Visit AWWA's Resources & Tools page to access additional relevant information for wastewater utilities.

Treatment Program Resources

Visit the Partnership for Safe Water's Treatment Plant Optimization Program page for program resources and to learn more about the Partnership process.



Partnership for Clean Water Subscribers - use the link below to access the secure online account management and data reporting tool.

**Users must be logged into the AWWA website, using their AWWA login credentials, to access the tool.**

Use the "Log In/Register" button located at the upper right-hand corner of the page to log in or to create AWWA website login credentials (free of charge). Forgot your AWWA login or password? Contact Customer Service at 800-926-7337 or


Todd Brewer, Senior Manager-Partnership Programs, sat down with Waterworld in October 2019 to discuss the Partnership for Clean Water. 

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