Refer A Member

Share the Benefits of Membership, Earn Rewards

Unlock More When You Share the News!

You already know AWWA provides water professionals with the best technical resources and networking opportunities. Now it’s time to share that value with your colleagues and unlock more benefits for you. More members means more connections, resources, and support for you!

How the Reward Program Works

To be eligible for rewards, make sure your name and email address are included on the membership applications of everyone you refer. The rewards start rolling in with the very first person you bring in.

Referral Rewards

Number of Members Referred Prize
1 member Commemorative Lapel Pin
2 members Dry Bag
3 to 5 members * $25 Gift Card
6 or more members * $50 Gift Card

2024 Grand Prize

For each member you refer, you’ll receive an entry into our 2024 Grand Prize Drawing. The more members you refer, the greater your chances of winning!

  • Complimentary registration and hotel accommodations for ACE24
  • A check for $1,000 to spend as you wish!

AWWA is your professional association. The networking and knowledge base we support is strengthened with each new member, added important and unique viewpoints, keen perspectives, and fresh ideas. By inviting your colleagues or friends to join AWWA, you’ll help raise the collective level of expertise within the sector.

* Members must be recruited within a calendar quarter. Student and retiree members do not count towards quarterly prizes.
** Winners are responsible for any applicable income tax declarations on Grand Prize earnings.


Membership Recruitment Awards

The following awards were created to inspire recruiters and recognize their outstanding achievements. These individuals are recognized at ACE each year.

Zenno A. Gorder Award

Named for a long-time AWWA supporter, contributor and membership advocate, this prestigious award recognizes both the individual member and the Section staff member who recruit the most members each year. The award is presented annually during the Opening General Session at ACE.

Diamond Pin Award

This award recognizes cumulative recruitment efforts over time. To qualify, a member must earn 25 points within a two-year timeframe. An additional Diamond Pin is awarded at each consecutive 25-point interval thereafter (up to 500 points, at which point the recruiter earns the Ambassador Award). Winners are recognized annually during the Volunteer Celebration at ACE.

  • Individual, utility and service provider members = 1 point each
  • Student and operator members = ½ point each

Ambassador Award

This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of 500 or more membership recruitment points. Winners are recognized annually during the Volunteer Celebration at ACE.

Presidential Awards

These successive awards recognize extraordinary accomplishments in membership recruiting. Presidential Awards have Silver, Gold and Platinum achievement levels based on accrued recruitment points. Winners are recognized annually during the Volunteer Celebration at ACE.

Nicholas S. Hill Jr. Award

Named for an AWWA past president and early innovator in water chlorination, this award recognizes the Section that achieves the greatest net growth in the award year.