Become A Member

Regular and Associate Membership

This membership in the Water Design-Build Council is open to any private-sector company that is s engaged in integrated design and construction services or in construction management at risk (CMAR) – either as a prime contractor or is under a risk-sharing arrangement with a partner – and has in-depth, in-house comprehensive engineering capabilities to design and build public or investor-owned, rate-regulated utility water or wastewater treatment facilities in North America. WDBC has two membership categories, regular and associate, which are determine by the level of dues paid to the organization. Regular members are also members of the Board of Directors. All members attend and actively participate in Board meetings and Committee activities.


Allied Membership

The WDBC Allied Member member category consists of a legal entity, including their subsidiaries or divisions, who are engaged in the work of design-build or collaborative delivery, or has the technical capabilities to provide these services.

Eligible businesses can become a WDBC Member by completing the Member Application Form and sending it to the WDBC Office at P.O. Box 1924, Edgewater, MD 21037. The application includes a statement, which must be signed, stating that the applicant will abide by the approved WDBC Bylaws and Antitrust Compliance Policy and all other policy documents approved by the Council.

Once received at the WDBC office, the application is sent to the Executive Committee for review and subsequent action by the full Board of Directors. Upon receiving an affirmative vote of the Board of Directors, the  applicant is notified by the Operations Manager.

After acceptance to membership, the applicant will pay the identified dues according to the defined level.

Advisor Group

WDBC Advisor Members represent other water industry stakeholders and practitioners, who support the mission and vision of WDBC, and often work with member firms on design-build projects. This program validates this role and recognition of services in the marketplace with opportunities for further engagement.

The WDBC Advisor Group was established for financial and legal firms, consultants, contractors and vendors, trade associations and academia institutions working in the water design-build industry.

WDBC Advisors 

  • Participate in workgroups/committees to develop industry products, such as practitioner guides that improve the practice of collaborative project delivery
  • Offer valuable input into ongoing industry research, surveys and studies
  • Receives a one-time education program for staff members
  • Gains access to selected WDBC member publications, research documents and education tools

Recognition and Promotion

  • Acknowledgment/link on a new Advisor page on WDBC’s website and Handbook insert
  • E-news profiles
  • Advisor Member Certificate for company use in exhibits and promotional materials


  • $5,000 annually
  • In-kind participation in Advisor workgroups
  • In-kind collaboration to promote objectives

Download the Advisor Member Application Form »