Cultivating a culture of excellence, in our team and our industry.

Your waterside treatment system is central to keeping your facility and your organization running. Trust it to our experienced professionals who have the highest certifications and licenses in the industry. Few companies go to the extent we do to hire and train experts and then maintain those skills with ongoing education. We do it because we’re committed to ensuring the highest quality, so you can have full confidence in our team and our work. Our list of accreditations and certifications include:

International Standards Organization Certification

We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.  This important designation reflects our commitment to quality, environmental friendliness, safety, reliability, and efficiency. The certification gives us a system of checks and balances that guarantee you receive the highest quality in every aspect of our work.

Licensed Engineers

Our licensed mechanical and chemical engineers have decades of experience working with clients and leading our teams in developing smart, site specific water technology solutions.

Certified Water Technologists

Our Certified Water Technologists (CWT) work in the field managing waterside treatment systems and troubleshooting issues. They’re highly trained, professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy so you can be confident they’ll manage your system effectively.

Licensed Boiler Operators

We promote safe workplace practices by ensuring our Certified Water Technologists are also licensed boiler operators so they have the proper training to work with boilers.

Certified Pesticide Applicators

Using EPA registered biocides to control microbiological growth in a waterside treatment system is common. The key is knowing how to apply them correctly. Our team members involved in applying biocides are all licensed Certified Pesticide Applicators. And all of our biocides are registered with the EPA.

Commercial Drivers

All of our drivers are Licensed Commercial Drivers (CDL).


We’re active in our industry and are proud to be recognized by our peers as a leader. By staying on top of industry news and innovations, certifications, regulatory requirements, and training opportunities we can provide the newest, best solutions to every client. We’re proud members of:

  • Associated Laboratories, Inc.
  • The Association of Water Technologies (AWT)
  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • The National Association of Corrosion Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Cooling Technology Institute

Meet Bernadette Combs,
President of IWE

Bernadette is one of only a handful of women to become a nationally Certified Water Technologist (CWT) through the Association of Water Technologies (AWT). The designation reflects the highest level of competence in the water treatment industry. She’s also the first woman to have served as the President of AWT which advocates for companies in the water treatment industry and gives members the tools and skills they need to give their clients the highest quality service. Bernadette is a certified LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International), American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). With her extensive certifications and industry involvement she leads our team by example.