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, six Member Associations do not accept UPPs programs.
- Arizona Water Association
- California Water Environment Association
- Michigan 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.