Membership & Sponsorship Information

Idaho Rural Water Association has an unmatched network of resources and experience to benefit your system. Our staff members have over 100 years of combined experience in the water, wastewater and source water protection fields. IRWA canvases the entire state of Idaho with one purpose, to help rural communities. By becoming a member of IRWA, you are not only supporting your system but are also helping support the entire network of rural Idaho communities. This invaluable network becomes available to you as a member.

Power of Association...

Membership in the Association shall consist of the following categories: 

Direct Members—A direct member is a partnership, municipality, district, association, corporation, or other legal entity as defined by the State of Idaho, whose purpose is that of providing water, wastewater or solid waste services. For purposes of a direct member, the definition by the State for Public Water System (PWS), and Non-Transient Non-Community (NTNC) and Non Community Transient (NTC) will be used. For the purpose of wastewater, a direct member is any entity that is a public or privately owned treatment works as defined by the State of Idaho, and is eligible for membership. 

Associate Members—An Association Member shall be any individual, firm, association, corporation or other legal entity that is engaged in business allied with the drinking water, wastewater or solid waste industry. 

Individual Members—Individual Members shall be individuals that support the principles of IRWA, but neither work for nor participate on a governing board for water, wastewater or solid waste systems or individuals who want to support the Association in addition to the membership of their affiliate system. 

Supporting Members—Supporting Members shall be municipalities, corporations, districts or other legal entities that support the concepts of IRWA, but do not meet the membership criteria as outlined in the above categories. .

Direct System, Individual and Support Membership 

  • Legislative Representation 
  • Membership Discounts
  • Legal Counsel (Direct Members Only)
  • Technical Resources
  • Member Directory
  • IRWA Voting Privileges & Committee Opportunities (Direct Members Only)
  • Scholarships for Higher Education (Direct Members Only)
  • Classified Ads & Job Announcements
  • Awards of Excellence Eligibility (Direct Members Only)

Associate Membership & Sponsorship 

  • Promote your business while supporting Idaho’s Water and Wastewater community
  • Interact with our System Members by participating in our trainings and conferences
  • Receive all training publication notices
  • Receive discounts on publication advertising and on conference registrations at the IRWA Annual Technical Conferences (Spring and Fall)
  • Receive priority on any articles submitted for publication in the Water Gram that are within the guidelines of IRWA
  • Be in continual contact and kept up-to-date on Idaho Water/Wastewater industry issues and events

The Annual Member Directory is out! Feel free to contact our office if you would like us to send you additional copies: (208) 343-7001 or office@idahoruralwater.com

More Ways to Support Idaho Rural Water Association

You can show your support for Idaho Rural Water Association simply by displaying the above logo on your website. Contact the IRWA office at (208) 343-7001 or office@idahoruralwater.com to request a Proud Supporter of the Idaho Rural Water Association logo for your website. 

Thank you for all you do to protect Idaho’s drinking water and wastewater systems!

Next time you go grocery shopping, you could be contributing to the Idaho Rural Water Association! All you have to do is go to https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4 and select Idaho Rural Water Association (#82606) as the organization you would like to link your rewards card to. Then, every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, a donation will be made by Fred Meyer to IRWA! You still earn your rewards points, fuel points, and rebates just as you do now, but IRWA will see a benefit as well.

Supporting IRWA when you shop on Amazon is simple! When you go to shop on Amazon, make www.smile.amazon.com your first stop and log in with you regular Amazon username and password. Search for Idaho Rural Water Association and select it as your organization of choice. From then on, make sure that you always start your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com, so a percentage of what you spend will be shared with IRWA. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, your Prime benefits will still work on AmazonSmile, and all the prices are the same. At no extra cost to you, IRWA can benefit from your next shopping spree!