Welcome to the Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association

Lester Estelle, KsAWWA Director

Welcome to our website! As director of the Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association, it is an honor and privilege to represent our section on the AWWA Board of Directors. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share your questions, suggestions, or concerns about what is happening at the association level, the resources available to our section, or opportunities to participate in the association’s programs and committee activities. 

If you are not a member of AWWA but are involved or interested in effectively managing water resources, for example, maintaining adequate water supplies, protecting source water quality, or providing safe drinking water, you are encouraged to join AWWA.

Please see our membership page for information about joining AWWA, and see AWWA’s website for more information about the association. Please feel free to contact me or others in our organization with any questions you have about membership in AWWA. Resources include our pdfstrategic plan, publications, Opflow, Certification Corner, Improve Operations, and of course events and networking opportunities.

If you are already a member of KsAWWA, I encourage you to get more involved in our section’s activities. If you are not very familiar with our section’s activities, you might want to start by browsing the website and recent issues of our section newsletter (Solution H2O).

If there is a particular committee you would like to serve on, a program you would like to participate in, or a new activity you would like to initiate, please feel free to contact the applicable committee chair, one of our board members, myself, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I believe that what a strong group of people can accomplish together is much larger, far greater, and will exceed what an individual can achieve alone. I look forward to visiting with you at upcoming workshops and conferences. 

Lester Estelle
KsAWWA Director
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Mission Statement

Providing resources and a network for Kansas to responsibly manage water.

Our Vision

Water for a resilient Kansas.