The membership of WSWPA consists of employees of water utilities located along the west shore of Lake Michigan and treating Lake Michigan water and tributary water thereof for potable public water supply.

Non-utility personnel (consultants, manufacturers, etc.) are welcome to attend meetings and participate in the programs as guests of the Association. However, they are not eligible for membership and may not serve as officers or vote in elections.

There are no dues for membership.  Expenses shall be met through registration fees collected at Association meetings. Such expenses shall be those associated with actual meeting expense and mailing of meeting notices, other notices and other activities as directed by a majority of the incumbent elected officers.