Partnership for Safe Water

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Working together to optimize water systems

The Partnership for Safe Water is an unprecedented alliance of six prestigious drinking water organizations. The PSW's mission is to improve the quality of water delivered to customers by optimizing water system operations. The PSW 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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Partnership for Safe 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.**

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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

Partnership for Safe Water awards provide positive recognition throughout the water community. 

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Our Partners

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


The Partnership for Safe Water program will celebrate a major milestone in 2020 with its 25th anniversary! The original program, launched in 1995, was dedicated to providing self‐assessment resources to help water utilities continuously improve and optimize treatment processes and water quality at their surface water treatment plants. The program's ultimate goal is to maximize public health protection.

Learn more

Todd Brewer, Senior Manager-Partnership Programs and Brian Haws, recent past PEAC-D Chair presented a webcast for Texas-AWWA in January 2020 on the Multiple Barrier Treatment Concept and Optimization Programs for Maximum public health.

Watch the webcast

Todd Brewer, Senior Manager-Partnership Programs, was interviewed by the New York Times for background information on the Partnership Distribution Program in relation to an article on the main break rate (and related repair/replacement practices) observed in New York City.

Read the interview