Welcome to the Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association

Lester Estelle, KsAWWA Chair

Thank you for visiting KsAWWA website! It is an honor and “what a privilege” it is to serve as chair of the Kansas Section AWWA this year. Throughout the State of Kansas, you will find the most dedicated group of water industry professionals working hard to provide you the best drinking water available. I’m proud to be a part of that group.

The 8th annual KWEA/KsAWWA Joint Conference was successful. The program consisted of technical presentations, training, vendor demonstrations, regulatory updates, and networking opportunities. The bowling evening provided a time to relax, have fun, and socialize.  The awards dinner was a great way to say “Thank You” and “Great Job” to some special people in the industry and acknowledge their achievements. 

We anticipate another great year working with each of you. We are already planning the 9th annual KWEA/KsAWWA Joint Conference to be held August 29-31, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel/Century II in Wichita, KS. 

We would like to welcome KsAWWA Chair-elect Martha Tasker and KWEA Vice President Susan Pekarek on board. They will be planning the coming year’s program. Please provide any suggestions or recommendations you may have for white papers, activities, or technical sessions to them. We are excited for all of our trustees and committee chairs.  Anyone interested in serving on one of the committees should contact Hank Corcoran Boyer, Section Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lester Estelle
KsAWWA Chair
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Mike Orth, KsAWWA Director

Welcome to the KSAWWA website! As director and on behalf of the Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association, I'm proud to represent the section at the association level on the AWWA Board of Directors. Your section leadership is committed to the educational responsibilities to our members and all Kansan's related to clean, reliable drinking water. We intend to utilize this site to enhance our communications and share information important to the drinking water industry with interested parties.

I welcome any comments or suggestions you might have.

Mike Orth
KsAWWA Director
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Mission Statement

Providing solutions for Kansas to effectively manage water, the state's most important resource.

Our Vision

A better Kansas through better water.