Partnership for Safe Water

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Working together to optimize water systems

The Partnership is an unprecedented alliance of six prestigious drinking water organizations. The Partnership's mission is to improve the quality of water delivered to customers by optimizing water system operations.  The Partnership offers self-assessment and optimization programs so that operators, managers and administrators have the tools to improve performance above and beyond even proposed regulatory levels.


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Treatment Plant Optimization

Treatment plants have consistently improved water quality and received valuable recognition with customers and regulators. Utilities report performance improvement without major capital spending.

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Distribution System Optimization

The Distribution System Optimization Program provides resources for assessment and improvement of drinking water distribution system operations and performance.

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Awards & Recognition

Recognizing water treatment plants and distribution systems for their optimization and water quality achievements, Partnershipawards provide positive recognition throughout the water community. Learn what's required.

2017 Partnership Award Winners

2018 Partnership Award Winners

Our Partners

The Partnership for Safe Water is an alliance of six drinking water organizations:

Partnership News

Most Recent


Barb Martin Runs Her Sixth Boston Marathon - Raises $3,700 for AWWA's Water Equation

Barb Martin, previous Senior Manager of the Partnership and current Director of AWWA's Engineering & Technical Services Division, completed the Boston Marathon in just ...

Rocky Mountain Partnership Summit Gathers Subscribers from Throughout Region

The Partnership held its third Summit in the series for the Rocky Mountain Region on April 18. More than 55 guests attended in the ...

Letter from Steering Committee Chair - Spring 2018

I am amazed at the activity and very positive developments with the Partnership In the first four months of 2018. This past January, the ...

Orange Water & Sewer Authority's Drinking Water Distribution System Achieves Highest Level of Performance

DENVER, CO – January 25, 2018 – The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) in North Carolina recently received the prestigious Presidents Award for ...

Letter from the Steering Committee Chair - Winter 2017

In 2017, the Partnership for Safe Water has continued to support the water sector with programs that focus on optimizing operations and performance at ...