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Wastewater trade show attracts more than 12,000 people, 500 exhibitors

WWETT is world's largest trade show for wastewater professionals

March 9, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

More than 12,000 individuals and more than 500 exhibitors attended February’s Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport (WWETT) trade show in Indianapolis, Ind. The annual event is the world’s largest trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals.

As water and wastewater treatment plays an essential part in the processing of discharging purified water back into the environment, WWETT provides a meeting place for further discovery of niche solutions designed for all problems and challenges the industry faces.

“WWETT is the perfect place for wastewater and environmental service professionals to understand industry trends and learn about new innovations,” Marc Acampora, market leader, WWETT Show, said. “The energy at this year’s event was contagious and cements the importance of this event for the industry. We look forward to bringing the wastewater and environmental service community together again next year.”


The WWETT-accredited conference program delivered an education experience, including nearly 100 sessions across 21 tracks targeted to municipalities, plumbers, portable sanitation professionals, septic contractors, sewer contractors and wastewater professionals. Many sessions counted toward fulfilling required continuing educational units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs).

WWETT invited the first ever keynote speaker, Navy SEAL Chad Williams to the stage on the first day of the conference to discuss effective leadership, resilience, teamwork, overcoming adversity and motivation.

The WWETT Expo Hall featured products and services from the following categories: septic pumping; portable sanitation; sewer; waterblasting; safety equipment; pumper trucks; dewatering; and software. Exhibitors from around the globe participated, including Federal Signal, HammerHead Trenchless, Satellite Industries, Vac-Con, Inc and CUES, Inc.

One of the highlights of the WWETT Show, exhibitors demonstrated new products to large audiences of attendees. Ridgid and HammerHead Trenchless were among the exhibitors with new product demonstrations. As attendees attend the expo to discover new tools and learn how to use them daily, product demonstrations are an important part of the event.

During a special happy hour general session Operators Without Borders (OWB) discussed the current situation of water and wastewater utilities in Ukraine. Operators Without Borders provides certified, volunteer water and wastewater operators who can support utilities in developing countries following emergency and disaster situations to ensure that safe drinking water and wastewater management services are resumed. WWETT show management presented OWB with a cheque for more than $8,000 to help in their efforts.

Conference program highlights included:

• Seven national associations leading education on the first day of the conference

• Two technical tours at Deep Rock Tunnel Pump Station and Belmont Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

• Women in the Industry networking event

• New to the Industry networking event

• New diversity track

• Four-hour confined space entry training

• Two workshops on management/leadership

• Eight-hour certification classes led by National Association of Wastewater Technicians

WWETT 2024 will take place Jan. 24-27, 2024 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Updates will be available at for more information on the 2024 expo.

The 2024 Call for Presentations is now live. The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 27, 2023.

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