The Ohio Water Environment Association

The Ohio Water Environment Association is a non-profit, wastewater related organization with over 2000 members dedicated to the education, preservation, and enhancement of our most precious natural resource ... WATER.

Founded in 1926, OWEA has grown to meet the challenges of our ever-changing environment. OWEA is one of the early members of the Water Environment Federation.

OWEA is divided into four sections, each having its own governing structure. These sections allow these areas further involvement with the affairs of their particular region, and offer members an opportunity to participate in our Association without extensive travel. This also offers members the ability to work closely with others in our profession, offer peer support, discuss problems, and arrive at appropriate solutions.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Ohio Water Environment Association is to:

  • Educate our members through sharing information and networking

  • Educate the public on preserving and enhancing our water quality

  • Be proactive on water environment issues

  • Build a positive professional image within and outside the Association

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We are so excited to share our very first DEI video. We hope this just the first of many DEI initiatives. A special thanks to Jason Tincu, Brandon Fox, Melodi Clark, Kari Mackenbach, Miyah Bayless, ms consultants, inc., the City of Dayton WWTP, the city of Columbus Surveillance Lab and all the amazing water professionals that made this video possible. If you are an OWEA member and interested in becoming part of the OWEA DEI committee, email

Workforce Development

Our wastewater professionals are true protectors of public health and it's time to shout about what an amazing field this is! We are so proud to share our first workforce development video. We would like to give a special thanks to the City of ColumbusCity of Dayton and ms consultants, inc..

Thank you Sponsors!