WEF’s Utility Partnership Program (UPP) consolidates all WEF members within your organization onto one account, streamlining the renewal process and maximizing your resources.

Join WEF's Utility Partnership Program!

As an added bonus, the utility receives complimentary memberships for public officials and new members, as well as special pricing on WEFTEC and the WEF Knowledge Center.

WEF Utility Partnership Program (UPP) benefits include:

  • All employees of a UPP utility will receive a substantial discount for WEFTEC registration. For more information please visit the WEFTEC UPP page.
  • Utility employees designated as members will have synchronized renewal dates, on ONE invoice, for an easy one-time per year payment.
  • Two no-charge memberships for elected/appointed officials, designated by the utility at their discretion.
  • Up to (5) new WEF members can be added by the utility each year, at no charge for the first year of membership.
  • Up to 40% off the list price for most WEF Knowledge Center courses.
  • UPP members receive up to 40% off WEF Products.
  • All members, who were already WEF members, retain original membership number, credit for all years of membership, and remain a full-voting WEF member.

For questions and enrollment, please contact WEF's UPP Program Manager:

  • Email: [email protected] 

  • Call Kimberly Carter, Membership Program Manager at 703-684-2400 x2493


Is there an additional fee for creating a UPP?

No, there is no fee for creating a UPP. Each member is an individual member – Executive, Professional, Operator, and Young Professional.

Is there a cap on the number of members you can have in a UPP?

  • Utilities should have a minimum of five employees to participate in the program.
  • There is no limit to the number of WEF members that may be added to your UPP account.

What if someone leaves the utility in the middle of a membership cycle?

The utility has paid for the membership. Therefore, if the utility notifies us, WEF will terminate the membership. WEF will then transfer the remaining membership dues toward another employee’s dues.

What happens to the individual membership, if the employee leaves the designated utility?

When WEF staff learns that someone has left the designated utility, every effort is made to reach out to the member to notify them that their membership is no longer being paid by the UPP. It is important that members go into their WEF membership profile and include personal email addresses and home addresses. This will enable WEF staff to notify him/her of any changes.

Do you individual members have to join a Member Association?

Yes, all WEF members in a UPP must belong to a Member Association.


Do all of the Member Associations participate in the Utility Partnership Program?

At this time, five Member Associations do not accept UPPs programs.

  • Arizona Water Association
  • California Water Environment Association
  • New Jersey Water Environment Association
  • Quebec –Réseau Environment
  • Water Environment Association of South Carolina

What if the employees’ membership cycle is different than the UPPs?

WEF staff will review each individual membership cycle. They will pro-rate an individual’s membership cycle to fit into the UPP cycle.

How are UPP renewals handled? 

Each UPP is asked to designate a UPP Contact person. Two months prior to renewal, WEF will send the UPP Contact person an invoice. This timeframe is to allow the Contact person enough time to review the invoice and make any changes. If there are changes, the Contact person sends the changes back to WEF and a revised invoice is created and sent back to the Contact person.


Will the individual member receive a renewal notice?

The individual member should not receive a renewal notice. One of the of the benefits of having a UPP is to avoid having numerous employees submitting membership renewals at different times throughout the year.


Will the individual member receive a WEF membership card?

Yes, each WEF member is an individual member and a membership card will be sent once the UPP invoice has been paid.