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Effective Utility Management

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This training will be an interactive workshop geared towards operators, managers, clerks and decision makers. Please come ready to learn & participate!

The Iowa Rural Water Association would like to invite you to join us and your peers for a FREE training workshop. Get valuable information you need from our expert trainers
to maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and state regulations.

At the workshop, you will conduct a guided self-assessment of your system and identify areas for improvement that are critical to success at your utility. This self-assessment will help you prioritize actions when resources are limited. You will also learn from other utilities that have faced similar challenges.

This six hour interactive workshop will focus on ten key management areas of effectively managed utilities, which make up a framework for a complete and well-rounded management
approach. By making operational improvements in any of these areas, your utility will be able to deliver increasingly efficient, higher quality services to your community.

Technical assistance to address compliance issues is available from State Rural Water Association at no cost.

Class size is limited to 25 participants for this workshop.

This workshop offers 6.0 CEU hours will be awarded in Wastewater, Water Treatment and Water Distribution.

Date / Locations

November 17
Story City
Fairview Lodge
Grove Street & North Park
(Next to the Carousel)

March 28, 2016
Clarinda

Clarinda Water Treatment Plant
701 N. 1st Street

Speaker
Agenda

Presentation by IRWA Staff

 

7:30 AM - REGISTRATION

8:00 AM - Welcome – intro

8:15 AM - AM IQ - Key Management Areas

9:30 AM - Sustainability/Viability

10:15 AM - Self-Assessment – Improvement Worksheets - Improving Outcomes

11:45 AM - LUNCH – On your own

1:00 PM - Asset Inventories – Risk Analysis

2:30 PM - Life Cycle – Level of Service - Implementation

3:30 PM References & Resources

3:45 PM Wrap-up & CEUs

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

 

Wastewater Professional Guide to Online Process Instrumentation

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The Iowa Rural Water Association would like to invite you to join us and your peers for a FREE training workshop. Get valuable information you need from our expert trainers to maintain compliance with state regulations.

This workshop provides participants essential information on the selection and care of online instrumentation for monitoring and control of biological nutrient removal (BNR) active sludge and chemical phosphorus removal. The main objective is to instruct participants on practices that are essential for successful process monitoring and control. Topics will include measurement principles; maintenance & verification; applications including selection of measurements locations; and troubleshooting. Measurement of dissolved oxygen, ammonium, nitrate, total suspended solids, pH, ORP, TSS, Turbidity and COD will be covered.

This workshop offers 5.0 CEU hours will be awarded in Wastewater.

Date / Locations

August 25
Newton
Iowa Rural Water Assoc
4221 S 22nd Ave E

August 27
Coralville

Holiday Inn Express
970 25th Ave

Speaker
Agenda

Dr. Rob Smith, YSI
Dr. Smith is an Applications Engineer with 20 years of experience as a wastewater
treatment specialist. His job
responsibility at YSI is to help customers to obtain relevant and reliable data from their YSI instruments.

 

7:45 REGISTRATION


8:15 Introduction to monitoring
biological nutrient removal
activated sludge

9:30 Break

9:45 Process monitoring for aeration control-DO, ORP, ammonium

11:00 Process monitoring for sludge wasting control-TSS

11:30 Lunch; provided by YSI

12:15 Process monitoring for sludge recirculation control-sludge blanket level, nitrate

1:00 Process monitoring for
phosphorus removal-phosphate, ORP, COD

1:30 Travel to WW Plant

2:15 Plant tour and observation of demo online monitoring
equipment

3:00- Wrap-up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!