Membership benefits

Become a Municipal Member

If you would like to become a Municipal Member of OMWA, please download and fill out this Application Form.

Municipal membership consists of municipalities, public utilities commissions, committees of council or other authorities appointed for the purpose of directing and operating a publicly-owned water system, and for wastewater and stormwater management. The membership is corporate and covers all elected officials and staff of the municipality. No need for individual memberships. Municipal members are eligible to be elected to the board of directors. You will receive:

  • Access to association conferences and education days at preferred rates;
  • A future member’s handbook;
  • A copy of the quarterly magazine, Pipeline;
  • Listing in any member handbook and on the OMWA website;
  • Advertising opportunities in the member handbook, newswire and on the website;
  • OMWA’s email newswire;
  • Eligibility to participate on committees;
  • Sponsorship opportunities at Water Symposium and other events;
  • Access to the members-only section of the OMWA website (those areas and files restricted to municipal members and not associate members);
  • OMWA policy papers.

Become an Associate Member

Non-municipal organizations, agencies, schools, conservation authorities, First Nations and ministries within provincial governments in any jurisdiction who are interested in the water industry may be admitted, upon acceptance of your application to the OMWA Board of Directors.

If you would like to become an Associate Member of OMWA, please download and fill out this Application Form.

This class of membership has no voting rights and representatives cannot be elected to the board of directors. However, you can participate on committees. You will receive:

  • Access to association conferences at preferred rates;
  • A listing in any member handbook;
  • A copy of the quarterly magazine, Pipeline;
  • Listing in any member handbook and a link on the OMWA website;
  • Advertising opportunities in the member handbook, newswire and the website;
  • Eligibility to participate on committees;
  • OMWA’s email newswire;
  • Sponsorship opportunities at Water Symposium and other events;
  • OMWA policy papers, subject to OMWA reserving the right to determine whether any particular policy paper is of such a sensitive nature that it shall only be distributed to municipal members.

How to Join

Membership in OMWA is open to the owners of public water authorities in the province responsible for public drinking water systems. Regions, counties, cities, municipalities, towns, townships and villages make up the majority of the membership; the balance is public utility commissions and other water authorities, as well as any associate members.

There’s excellent value for your money here. Membership will help keep you informed about the water-related issues, policies, legislation and events that matter in your job. It will allow you to have a voice in provincial policies and legislation that could affect your municipality. Simply complete the application form linked above and return it as indicated on the form.

Already a Member?

The Ontario Municipal Water Association accepts credit card payments for memberships, educational days, conferences and career postings. Simply download and fill out the credit card authorization form and email or print and mail) it to us for processing and we will do the rest.

You can mail the form(s) with the appropriate fee (see fee schedule) by cheque or credit card payment to:

Ed Houghton, CET
Executive Director, OMWA
2593 Tenth Concession
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Y9

Or email it and ask for a bill. Contact Nancy Spagnolo or Nick Benkovich for more membership information.

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