BDD Staff 2016

For Water Operators

Operators are required to receive yearly training at the BDD, meeting all NM Environment Department (NMED) requirements and encourages all BDD staff to obtain higher education and certifications in their field of work. We also host American Water Works Association (AWWA), Southwest Membrane Operators Association (SWMOA), and general industry training credits towards maintaining utilities operator certifications.



Training & Educational Tours for Professionals Offered

Tours for water operators, engineers and Industry professionals are offered to showcase advanced water treatment methods and best practices. Our operators take pride in working at BDD’s state of the art advanced water treatment facility, and welcome the opportunity to answer questions, highlight our best practices, and discuss alternative-model plant construction concepts.

American Water Works Association – Rocky Mountain Section

The Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) is a non-profit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water. RMWEA’s vision is to provide for a better world through better water.



Northern New Mexico Water & Wastewater Association 

Northern New Mexico Water & Wastewater Association provides training and certification for utilities staff throughout the state of New Mexico. For a current list of training dates and locations, please visit their website at New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association (


Southwest Membrane Operators Association (SWMOA)

The Southwest Membrane Operator Association (SWMOA) is an affiliate of the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and dedicated to the Southwest United States region including, but not limited to Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah . SWMOA is a membrane operators group that has been formed to provide membrane operators a forum to exchange information, share experiences and knowledge, obtain training and acquire continuing education credits necessary for Operator Certification requirements.


You must be an accepted, registered, and a paid participant through SWMOA of this program to attend. Click on the link above to register.