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Effective Utility Management

Training brought to you through a grant by:
NRWA & USDA Rural Development

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.

Please note: Class size is limited to 25 participants.

This workshop offers 6 CEU hours in Wastewater, Water Treatment & Water Distribution.

Date / Locations

August 6
New Hampton
New Hampton Fire Station
403 S. Linn Ave

Speakers
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 Inflow & Infiltration Workshop

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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.

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.

On site technical assistance is available from the Iowa Rural Water Association at no cost.

Space is limited 30 - register early to ensure your seat!

This workshop offers 6.0 CEU hours will be awarded in Wastewater.

Date / Locations

August 4
Perry
Hotel Pattee
1112 Willis Avenue

Speakers
Agenda

Bryan Robinson - Municipal Pipe
Kyle Baxter – Accujet
Derek Anderson – McClure
Gary Brons – McClure
Kirk Larson – Midland GIS
Josh Wuebker – City of Perry

Speakers

 

8:30 AM REGISTRATION

9:00 AM Pipeline Rehabilitation options

9:45 AM
Sewer Mainline Inspection
Technology

10:15 AM Break

10:45 AM Electro Scan I&I inspections

11:30 AM
Cleaning Equipment Operation
and Maintenance

12:15 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Surveys

1:45 PM How to Utilize SSES Data

2:30 PM Break

2:45 PM
Building and Maintaining an Accurate Sanitary Sewer Mapping
Program

3:30 PM Using GIS to integrate data

4:15 PM Wrap Up & CEUs

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

Wastewater Professional Guide to Online Process Instrumentation

Training brought to you through a grant by:
Training brought to you by

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!