Mission Statement

The Water Environment Association of Texas is an open association of water environmental professionals, practitioners and operations specialists, and public officials with a broad range of expertise working together to foster members’ professional growth and development, educate the public on water quality issues, and benefit society through protection and enhancement of the water environment. 

Educate the public on water environmental issues.

Increase the knowledge and understanding of the earth’s water environment, and encourage and promote action necessary for its enhancement. Grow public awareness of the relationship of water resources to the general public welfare, and the need for clean water, resource recovery, preservation, conservation, and reuse of water resources.

Meet the needs of its members for professional growth and development.

Advance the knowledge and technology in the design, construction, operation, and management of water quality control systems and facilities. Strengthen and build alliances with other water organizations incorporating members of all professions dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of water quality and water resources.

Benefit society through protection and enhancement of the water environment.

Promote sound legislative and regulatory policy in matters relating to the water environment.

Become a Member

Network with your industry peers and colleagues on best water management and treatment practices. Be part of something larger than you! Join a 2200 strong group of committed and passionate individuals working for clean water. Become part of  The water quality group in Texas today! 

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History & Background

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 2200 members representing diverse backgrounds and specialties, but all are concerned and involved with protecting and enhancing our precious water resources.