The Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT), formerly known as the Texas Water Pollution Control Association (TWPCA), was founded by professionals in the field of water quality as a non-profit, educational organization.  TWPCA was created in 1962 and was incorporated in February 1978. The name was changed to the Water Environment Association of Texas in 1994. The roots of WEAT go back even further to 1928. The names of the earlier organizations were Texas Section of the Southwest Water Works Association (1928-1947), Sewage Division of the Texas Water Works and Sewage Short School (1944-1947), and Sewage and Industrial Waste Section of the Texas Water and Sewage Works Association (1951-1961). Here is a list of past presidents.

Association members helped lead the way toward existing state and national clean water programs. Today the Association has over 1,600 members representing diverse backgrounds and specialties, but all are concerned and involved with protecting and enhancing our precious water resources.


Our Mission

The Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) is an open association of water environment professionals, practitioners, operations specialists, and public officials with a broad range of expertise working together:

        • to meet the needs of its members for professional growth and development;
        • to educate the public on water environment issues; and
        • to benefit society through protection and enhancement of the water environment


Members include civil, design and environmental engineers, biologists, chemists, local and state government officials, treatment plant managers and operators, laboratory technicians, students, professors, lawyers, environmental scientists, equipment manufacturers and distributors.


The Association has twelve active local sections which meet regularly, elect chapter officers, and conduct technical as well as social programs.