Throughout history, WASDA has been the trade association for stocking distributors and manufacturers of waterworks in America. Below is our Water History Timeline. The timeline begins when WASDA was founded in 1979. WASDA is composed of major industry distributors and manufacturers throughout North America. The founders wanted to improve the industry’s image. Consistency of the requirements of applicable laws and enhancement of the collective financial well being of the industry are also at the heart of our mission.
Upon inception in 1979, WASDA had a small membership including 14 companies when the timeline began it’s history. Membership has now grown to about 153 companies.
Today, WASDA hosts educational forums where the members can lawfully meet and exchange ideas and information. The Association also provides seminars, workshops, and materials related to the industry and its business. WASDA’s strength and unity is recognized throughout the waterworks and wastewater products industry. Historically, WASDA is the organization for companies who want to put more into their industry, so that they may get more out of it.
WASDA History Timeline
WASDA exists to help members achieve success and to strengthen the value of distribution in the waterworks industry. Below is the Water History Timeline.
1979WASDA is founded.
1980WASDA elects first President K.R. Augst, O & R Utilities.
1989WASDA celebrates its
1991WASDA hires Fernley & Fernley
as their association
1994WASDA celebrates its
15th Anniversary Celebration, Marco Island, FL.
1997WASDA establishes the Matt Stager Memorial Scholarship. Click to learn more.
1999WASDA celebrates its
20th Anniversary Celebration, Miami Beach, FL.
2004WASDA celebrates its
25th Anniversary Celebration, Naples, FL.
2004WASDA creates new membership category to allow Manufacturers in as Associate Members.
2009WASDA celebrates its
30th Anniversary Celebration,
San Juan, PR.
2013WASDA rebrands its logo.
2014WASDA celebrates its
35th Anniversary Celebration, Scottsdale, AZ.