District 2 Trustee
Is your Utility a ‘Utility Member’ of AWWA? If 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
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.
RESOURCES & TRAINING
Only a Utility membership provides benefits to your entire
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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: http://www.awwa.org/membership/benefits/utilities.aspx