Glossary Term: AWWA
Meaning: American Water Works Association
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From their website, www.awwa.org:
On March 29  in Engineers’ Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., 22 men representing water utilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee founded the American Water Works Association. They adopted a constitution that stated the purpose of the association as being “for the exchange of information pertaining to the management of water-works, for the mutual advancement of consumers and water companies, and for the purpose of securing economy and uniformity in the operations of water-works.” That first meeting covered topics ranging from the “poisoning” of water by lead pipes to the efficacy of using corncobs for fuel.