The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies is an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States. AMWA’s membership serves more than 130 million Americans with drinking water from Alaska to Puerto Rico.
AMWA is the nation’s only policy-making organization solely for metropolitan drinking water suppliers. The association was formed in 1981 by a group of general managers of metropolitan water systems who wanted to ensure that the issues of large publicly owned water suppliers would be represented in Washington, D.C. Member representatives to AMWA are the general managers and CEOs of these large water systems.