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2nd Annual Emmetsburg Field Day

Training brought to you through a grant by:

Iowa Rural Water Association

The Iowa Rural Water Association would like to invite you to join us and your peers for a FREE training workshop.  Held at the Emmetsburg Municipal Utility’s Training Field, this workshop will feature a full day of hands-on demonstrations.  You’ll have the options for training in:  Hydrant repair; Pipe tapping; Leak detection & correlation; Line locating; Flow/pressure testing; Pump stations; Confined Space; Dechlorination; Shoring; Mini-excavator, skid loader, backhoe; Air Valve Operation & Maintenance; Radio read water meters; Pump failure demo trailer; and GIS/GPS.  Training will take place outdoors, please dress for the weather, supply your own personal protective equipment and bring your lawn chair for seating.  Breaks and lunch will be available on site.

8:00 AM - Registration
8:30 AM - Welcome
8:45 AM - Morning demos and hands on
12:00 PM - Lunch
12:45 PM - Afternoon demos and hands on
3:00 PM - Wrap up and CEU’s

Date / Locations

June 13
Emmetsburg Municipal Utility's Training Field

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!



Training brought to you through a grant by:

Iowa Groundwater Association

IGWA is honored to present this exciting line-up of speakers for our spring conference!

Spring Conference Highlights:

  • Ambient Groundwater Monitoring,
  • Panel discussion on IDNR Program Updates,
  • Iowa's crumbling water infrastructure,
  • Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) in Iowa: Growth in the industry and impacts,
  • Panel discussion on AFO rules in Karst areas,
  • and MUCH MORE!

CEU's are available for Groundwater Professionals (4), Certified Well Contractors (6), and Water Treatment Operators (6)

Date / Locations

March 30
DMACC Conference
Center Auditorium
600 N. 2nd Ave. West




Iowa's Water Quality: A Public Health Perspective

Training brought to you through a grant by:

Iowa Public Health Association

Public health is increasingly called upon to understand and speak to water quality issues nationally and in Iowa.  This IPHA convening will establish a foundation for a public health perspective on water quality.

IPHA intends to bring together a diverse array of professional to consider the array of challenges to Iowa's water quality through the lens of public health.

Target audience: public and environmental health officials, laboratory professionals, water utilities and water operators, drinking water and water quality advocates, municipalities and legislators

This interactive workshop will include presentations and panel Q&A.

Click here for more information including the agenda.



Date / Locations

April 10
Des Moines




Water Operational Nuts"n"Bolts Workshops

Training brought to you through a grant by:

NRWA & EPA logos

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.

With a variety of topics, speakers and presentations our training meets the requirements of system specialists (operators), management, office staff and decision makers.

Please visit our website and check out other training opportunities under the events tab, where you’ll find details on dates, locations, speakers, topics and much more.

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

This workshop offers 5.0 CEU hours. See agenda (below) for CEUs available each hour.

Date / Locations

March 28

Oakland Community Center
614 Dr. Van Zee Rd.

March 29

Washington Public Library
115 W. Washington


Lisa Walters - IRWA
Joe Finch - IRWA
Dale Barrie - IRWA
Brett Hansen - SGA Coatings
Chad McCleary - Washington Water Department


8:30 - Source Water Protection – DNR Well Drawdown Guidance

9:30 - Water Loss WT WD

10:30 - BREAK

10:45 - DNR Depressurization Guidance WT WD

11:45 - LUNCH – on your own

1:00 - Coating Systems

2:00 - BREAK

2:15 - Pumps WT WD WW

3:15- Wrap-up & CEUs

*CEUs in bold

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!