The Water Research Foundation seeks utilities to serve as a test facility, provide water samples, respond to surveys, loan equipment or share its staff’s expertise on particular research projects. According to the Denver-based organization, utility participants are critical to helping it conduct its quality studies. Participating facilities will gain firsthand information on the study and have the opportunity to work with researchers and others in the water community

The foundation maintains its list of request for proposals (RFPs) for solicited projects at Utilities are not obligated to participate in the projects for which they volunteer and may choose the research teams for which they are interested in volunteering. Project researchers select utility participants.