• Indianola WPCF

    The Indianola Water Pollution Control Facility was built in 1978 for a population of 11,000. The current population is over 15,000 and the City is currently moving forward in building a new activated sludge plant.

  • The City of Knoxville Water Reclamation Facility

  • The 2016 IAWEA Annual Conference will be held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs on June 8-9, 2016.  This is an aerial view of the Council Bluffs WPCF from several years ago.


Our Mission

The Iowa Water Environment Association, founded in 1927, exists today as an organization of professionals committed to the education and advancement of water quality and water pollution control techniques. The 600 plus members consist of educators, operators, engineers, regulators, municipal officials, manufacturers and equipment suppliers, contractors, and students.




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Governor Branstad has issued a proclamation designating the week of July 17-23, 2016 as Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week.  You can read the proclamation in full by clicking on the...

The 2016 IAWEA Annual Conference will be held in Council Bluffs on June 7-9 at the Mid-America Center.

The Exhibit Hall is full.  Please call 515-232-7423 to be put on the...

On-line registration for 2016 IAWEA Iowa Only Membership is now available.  Iowa Only members receive discounts to all IAWEA sponsored training/conferences and most IAWEA Region meetings. ...

The IAWEA Executive Board is once again urging members to complete applications for the WEF Quarter Century Operator Club.  The Quarter Century Operator Club recognizes operators of wastewater...

David Young, Iowa's 3rd District Congressman, has recognized IAWEA in the US House of Representatives Congressional Record for celebrating 100 years of wastewater training.  The first formal...


2016 IAWEA Annual Conference

Jun 8 2016 - 8:00am to Jun 9 2016 - 4:00pm

2016 IAWEA Operators Conference

Sep 7 2016 - 8:00am to Sep 8 2016 - 4:00pm

About WEF

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.