About Us

About Us

SWWA is dedicated to providing training, skill enhancement through education and networking, while promoting professional growth in the water industry. 

Vision: Promoting Water - Our most Valuable resource.

The Saskatchewan Water and Wastewater Association is an organization made up of persons involved in the operation, maintenance and trouble shooting of water and wastewater systems and its components. Members range from the village foreman, to the town public works employee, to the full-time water or wastewater operator and manager. SWWA includes various technical staff and suppliers who are interested in efficient operation of our water and wastewater systems.

Operator training, specialty seminars, and the annual conference and trade show focus on water and wastewater related topics.

Members are offered reduced costs on all SWWA events.

2023 - 2024 SWWA Board of Directors

L-R: Blair Winterhalt, Owen Green, Chris Boyd, Tim Cox, Kelly Kish, Susan Dobrowney, Kirt Holowachuk, Rynette Moore-Guillaume, and Luke Lockhart

President: Rynette Moore-Guillaume
(Term due 2024)

Past President: Susan Dobrowney 
City of Saskatoon 
(Term due 2024)

Vice President: Luke Lockhart 
Town of Outlook 

Treasurer: Blair Winterhalt
Town of Wilkie 

Kelly Kish
Town of Kipling
(Term due 2025)

Owen Green 
Town of Rosthern
(Term due 2025)

Tim Cox
City of Swift Current
(Term due 2025)

Kirt Holowachuk
Town Of LeRoy
(Term due 2024)

Chris Boyd
Town of Cutknife
(Term due 2024)

For those wishing to view the SWWA Financial Statements, contact the office.

Executive Director

SWWA is excited to announce Dale Heshka as our new Executive Director. Dale is a 45-year veteran of the water industry and one of the founding members of SWWA.

He has won the WCW H.C Linsten Award, Al Reimer Operator Service Award. He is an SWWA Life Member and a WCW William McKay Honorary Life Member.

We are eager to move forward under his leadership.

Lifetime Member Award

Any person who has been an active member of the SWWA for at least 15 years, and is retired from active employment in the industrycan apply to be nominated for the Life Membership.

The application must be received  at  the  SWWA office (office@swwa.ca) no later than August 1 of the current year, as the Board of Directors need time to review the applications. The applicant must have demonstrated extraordinary service and have been dedicated to the aims and goals of the SWWA and its membership. Two (2) Lifetime Member recipients are awarded annually. 

This membership category allows the benefactors the same participation privileges as a regular member of the association at no cost; this includes receiving the SWWA Pipeline Magazine, gratis conference  registration and golf tournament registration and a banquet ticket for the annual conference for themselves and their spouse.

On the night awarded: the benefactor shall receive one night's accommodation, seating at the dignitary table, and a banquet ticket for themselves and their spouse.

The Life member will receive a gift from the association and the plaque showing their name inscribed as an award winner shall be displayed at the annual banquet.

LifeTime Member Application - Submissions closed
**Applications deadline is August 1 of each year.**

Operator of the Year Nomination

Operator of the Year Nomination Form 

Please note all information asked for on the nomination form is required and any form returned to the office without all the information filled out will not be accepted.

There are two awards given out each year. Dave Clark (Small Systems) and Dale Heshka (Large Systems)

Applications will be received between January 1 and October 1.

SWWA Supplier Directory

SWWA Supplier Directory 2023

Supplier of the Year Award

The Supplier of the Year award is given out yearly at the Conference Banquet Awards Ceremony.
As a member of the association you are encouraged to nominate a supplier and their company for this award. The supplier should be one who goes above and beyond and supports the association by attending the annual tradeshow.

Nominations are due October 1 of each year.

Nomination Form