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E-Splash February 2014 - District 2 Trustee
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Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash -  February 2014

Don Jensen
District 2 Trustee

Is your Utility a ‘Utility Member’ of AWWA? If not, why not?

Since you are reader of Splash you are obviously already aware of the many benefits of membership in AWWA/ISAWWA.

However many of our individual members are not aware of the benefits to their organization that come with a utility grade membership. My utility is a Utility Member and we take advantage of many of the added benefits provided, making the cost of membership a sound investment.

In addition to the membership benefits that you already enjoy as an Individual Member, Utility Members also receive:


Water Matters Fly-In

An annual event in Washington, D.C., held to advance AWWA’s legislative issues on Capitol Hill, with AWWA members carrying the messages directly to members of Congress.

Our Section is well represented by some of our Utility Members who participate every year.

Issues resources


Only a Utility membership provides benefits to your entire staff.

· Designated members and nonmembers are eligible for member pricing

ISAWWA extends this to ALL Utility Member employees. This includes all webinars FREE. We take full advantage of this saving more than our membership dues in training expenses necessary to obtain Operators’ IEPA CEUs. We save travel time AND receive some great, timely training to boot!

· Save on registration, training and other events.

· Save up to 33% on technical resources.


Utility alerts

Timely information on proposed legislation and regulations that could impact operations. These often serve as a call to action for utilities to submit comments to appropriate agencies to help shape smart policies that are based on sound science.

Water Utility Insider

A bi-monthly communication to AWWA member utilities, with informative insights into the legislative and regulatory landscape in Washington, D.C. and beyond.

"Let’s Talk Safety” CD-ROM with 52 safety talks, making it easy to cover all essential safety topics with your employees. Member utilities receive one CD-ROM annually as a benefit.

AWWA Sourcebook


Public Affairs advisories

Advisories keep you informed about water-related news that generates media attention. They often include suggested language or strategies to help your utility respond to media inquiries.

We find these advisories among the most valuable Utility benefits. We are made aware of upcoming news events with the potential to raise public concern about our water supply. This advance notice enables us to prepare informational material for our Call Answer Points, upper management and elected officials. This goes a long way toward projecting the desired image of a well-informed professional organization.

Only Tap Water Delivers

Utility members are given free access to the Only Tap Water Delivers media campaign that helps communicate the value of tap water service.

Drinking Water Week resources


As a Utility Member, your organization is awarded Plus Points to apply to the benefits most valuable to you. Here are your options:

AWWA Standards

AWWA Standards are recognized as the consensus standards for products and procedures used in the treatment and supply of safe water — A $3,980 value.

Additional Individual Members

Though all employees of the utility can take advantage of member pricing, assigned additional individual members receive the full benefits of membership, including periodicals and Section membership.

This is a great opportunity to recognize a Star Performer on your team by naming him/her as your ‘additional member’.

I strongly urge EVERY water utility employee to encourage your utility to upgrade to a Utility Membership. Once you’ve tried it. You will never want to go back.

For Utility Membership details, please visit:


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