Current Utility Members

Becoming a Member.

Any public or municipal utility is eligible for membership, as are joint agencies. Private organizations may become associate members. These include financial, engineering, telecommunications, management consultants and similar organizations and individuals providing services to the utility industry.

Benefits of Membership.

Water Rates Survey: CMUA compiles an annual water rates survey for member agencies. This survey is a useful tool for our water utility members.

FARECal: (the Financing Authority for Resource Efficiency of California) CMUA formed FARECal in 1993 which is the first statewide joint powers agency created specifically to finance water and energy conservation and efficiency programs through pooling financial resources. CMUA successfully sponsored legislation spelling out the authority of joint powers agencies such as FARECal to issue revenue bonds to finance water and energy conservation programs.

Public Benefits Guide Book: In 1999, CMUA published a Directory of Public Benefits Programs. The report outlines proven and innovative public benefit programs being conducted by California's consumer owned utilities as well as other successful programs for consideration of California's publicly owned systems.

DSM-Model Plan & Energy Services Guide: CMUA and member electric utilities produced the first statewide Model Plan for Energy Efficiency, and effort which attracted national attention and praise from a variety of energy organizations, including the California Energy Commission. Recently, a Model Energy Services Guide was developed to showcase various specific successful programs.

Communications: Communications are maintained through regular email correspondence, the association's Utilities Forum Newsletter, Legislative Reports, member mailings and utilitization of CMUA's website. CMUA also conducts seminars, workshops and meetings dealing with matters that arise affecting water and energy utilities.

Committees: CMUA's committees are active throughout the year in areas of mutual concern, such as legislative, customer services, energy services and marketing and telecommunications. Committees do additional surveys from time to time in order to chart members' concerns and industry trends.