Membership in the consortium is limited to cities or special districts in North Carolina. Benefits of membership in the Urban Water Consortium include:
- Independent scientific research by university experts that can address specific water supply and wastewater problems.
- Technology transfer through one-on-one discussions with researchers, group presentations by researchers, and peer-reviewed, published technical reports.
- Waived overhead that otherwise would consume one-third of total project costs.
- Literature reviews of research on policy, management, and scientific topics, as requested by the Consortium.
- Opportunity for discussion of problems and issues with other municipal water and wastewater managers at regularly scheduled meetings.
- Communication with other consortium members through an electronic listserv.
A set of Operating Procedures () guides the UWC's operations and activities, and includes provisions for voting representatives who represent member utilities and serve as the first point of contact for that member on official consortium business.
If you are interested in membership in the UWC, please contact WRRI or one of the voting representatives.