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 Board has established a new member category which consist of a legal entity including subsidiaries or divisions thereof, that are engaged in or has the technical capabilities to provide

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.

Applications for membership are submitted in writing on the form approved by the Board of Directors; and sent to the Council’s Operations Manager. The application includes a statement, which must be signed, that the applicant will abide by the approved WDBC Bylaws and Antitrust Compliance Policy and all other policy documents of the Council.

The Operations Manager forwards the application to the Executive Committee for concurrence that the applicant is deemed eligible. The application is then acted upon by the full Board of Directors. Upon receiving an affirmative vote of the Board of Directors, the member applicant is notified by the Operations Manager.

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

Advisor Members

WDBC advisors are 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 program 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
  • Have the opportunity to support WDBC in its ongoing education and outreach activities
  • Have access to selected WDBC member publications, research documents and education tools

Advisor 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

Advisor Contribution

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

Download the Advisor Member Application Form »