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, Partnership awards provide positive recognition throughout the water community. Learn what's required.

2018 Partnership Award Winners

Our Partners

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

Partnership News

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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 ...

Partnership Resources

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AWWA's March 2018 Opflow Getting Optimized Series: "Staff Engagement is Key to Optimization"

AWWA's March 2018 Opflow Getting Optimized Series: "Staff Engagement is Key to Optimization" Read about the latest installments of the Partnership’s Getting Optimized Opflow series. This ...

TECH-TIP - Ensuring Accurate Turbidity Measurements through Turbidimeter Calibration and Verification

Turbidity is a water quality monitoring parameter that is key to determining the amount of particulate matter present in a water sample.  Lower filter ...

TECH-TIP - Springtime Prompts Review of Treatment Plant Operations

As winter transitions to spring, it is time to pay close attention to water temperatures and their related impacts.  In the spring, days get ...