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Challenges of Ammonia and Disinfection – What You Need to Know

Training brought to you through a grant by:
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Iowa Rural Water Association and Iowa Department of Natural Resources presents:

“Challenges of Ammonia and Disinfection – What You Need to Know”

Please join us for a workshop to discuss the issues which you face with disinfection when ammonia is present. Whether ammonia occurs naturally or is added for chloramination, we will be discussing the challenges you face maintaining water quality.

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 CEU hours in Water Treatment & Distribution.

Date / Locations

March 10
Cherokee
WITCC Campus
200 Victory Drive

March 25
Washington
Washington County Fairgrounds
611 Hwy 1 South

Speakers
Agenda

Julie Sievers - Iowa DNR

Dale Barrie - IRWA

Joe Finch - IRWA

8:00 Registration

8:30 Chlorine Chemistry

9:40 Ammonia Sources and
Impact

10:50 Nitrification Basics

11:50 LUNCH

12:50 Nitrification – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

2:00 Testing, Indicators, and Next Steps

3:00 Wrap-up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

Control Panels: Components & Hands-On Troubleshooting

Sponsored By:MVP

Training brought to you 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.

This workshop will educate operators on basic identification of control panel components, proper circuit wiring, use of test meters and hands-on troubleshooting techniques for control panels.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 12 ATTENDEES EACH DAY - NO EXCEPTIONS

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

Location/2015 Dates

All training will take place at Mississippi Valley Pump
435 S. Devils Glen Road
Bettendorf, IA

January 13, 15, 27, 29
February 3, 5, 17, 19
March 3, 5, 17, 19

(Weather make-up dates will be the following day)

Speaker
Agenda

Chuck Askren, owner of Mississippi Valley Pump, has been in the electrical & pump service industry for over 35 years. After serving his country as an electrician's mate in the US Navy, Chuck worked for Midland Forge & Flygt Corporation before opening Mississippi Valley Pump in 1998. Chuck has taught classes for Flygt Corp., Kirkwood Community College, IRWA, Illinois Rural Water, Water Federation and others.

7:30 - REGISTRATION

8:00 - Understanding basic electric
symbols, use of meters &
identification of control panel
components

9:15 - Reading & understanding
schematics

11:00 - Wiring of circuits & hands on troubleshooting of panels

12:30 - Lunch – Provided by Mississippi Valley Pump

1:00 - Hands-on troubleshooting of
control panels

2:30 - QA & Review

3:00 - Wrap-up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

To Register
Please contact Scott Shover at 515-201-6203 or Email Scott

 

Effective Utility Management

Training brought to you through a grant by:
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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.

Please note: Class size is limited to 30 participants for each workshop.

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

Date / Locations

March 4
CLASS IS FULL
Mt. Pleasant
Civic Center
307 Monroe Street

April 15
CLASS IS FULL
Waverly
Civic Center
200 First Street NE

Speakers
Agenda

Rhonda Guy - Professional Operations Management

8:00 AM - REGISTRATION

8:15 AM - Key Management Areas

9:20 AM - Sustainability

10:30 AM - Self-Assessment Exercise

11:30 AM - Lunch on your own

12:30 PM - Improving Outcomes

1:35 PM - Practices, Tools & Measures

2:45 PM - Resources

3:45 PM - Wrap-up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

Registration Closed

 

E-One Grinder Pumps: Hands on Troubleshooting

Training brought to you through a grant by:
Electric Pump & E-One logos

This class will cover everything from troubleshooting, teardown, rebuild & repair of the E-One Extreme DH & WH Series Pumps in a hands-on training atmosphere.

Topics to be covered include:
Environment One Pumps
 Extreme Series Pumps
 DH & WH Series
 Panel & Pump Troubleshooting
 Teardown & Rebuild
 Certified Testing for Warranty Repair

Please note: Class size is limited to 25 participants per day!

This workshop offers 5 CEU hours in Wastewater.

Date / Locations

March 9
CLASS IS FULL
Sloan
Sloan Community Hall
423 Evans St

March 10
New Hampton
Fire Station
403 South Linn Ave

March 11
Eldridge
Electric Pump Inc.
702 East Price

March 12
CLASS IS FULL
Des Moines
Electric Pump Inc.
4280 E. 14th St.

Speakers
Agenda

Russ Gleech - E-One Corporation
John Miller - Electric Pump

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-12:00 E-One Extreme Series Pump Teardown and Troubleshooting Alarm Panel Troubleshooting

12:00-1:00 Lunch Provided by Electric Pump

1:00-3:00 Rebuild & Testing, Q & A

3:00 Closing Remarks & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

IOWARN Preparedness CEU Training Opportunity

Training brought to you by:
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Help Iowa communities in your area be prepared for any water emergency

IDNR Water Operator CEU’s

Wednesday, May 27 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Contact John Lins lins@dmww.com or 515-208-1993

Date / Locations

May 27
Iowa City
Johnson County Emergency Management Agency
4529 Melrose Avenue


 

Line & Leak Locating – Water Audits

Training brought to you through a grant by:
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Please join the staff of Subsurface Solutions and the Iowa Rural Water Association for a workshop discussing the use of line, electromagnetic and leak locators and the available accessories to make your locates easier and more accurate. We will also discuss the steps and tools available to perform a water audit to accurately determine your unaccountable water loss.

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 CEU hours in Water Distribution.

Date / Locations

March 17
CLASS IS FULL
Newton
IRWA Training Center
4221 S. 22nd Ave East

March 18
Ventura
Community Center
4 North Weimer Street

Speakers
Agenda

Subsurface Solutions

IRWA Staff

8:00 AM - Registration

8:30 AM - Types of locators – checking for accuracy
– use of electromagnetic locator

10:45 AM - Water Audits

11:45 AM - LUNCH

12:45 PM - Leak locating

1:55 PM - Accessories you can use

3:00 PM - Wrap-up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

Pumps/Controls Inspection & Maintenance - Collection System

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

This workshop offers 5 CEU hours in Wastewater.

Date / Locations

March 3
Oakland
Oakland Community Center
614 Dr. Van Zee Rd.

March 5
Cherokee
WITCC Campus
200 Victory Drive

March 24
Dows
Dows Community Center
119 East Ellsworth Street

March 25
New Hampton
New Hampton Community Center
112 E Spring Street

March 26
Centerville
Rathbun Water Shop
20225 Hwy 5 North

Speakers
Agenda

Scott Obernolte - Allied Systems

8:00 - REGISTRATION

9:00 - Pump curve basics, applications, maintenance - lift station pumps & controls

11:45 - Lunch on your own

12:45 - Pump curve basics, applications,
maintenance - lift station pumps & controls

3:30 Wrap-up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

Water Distribution - Hydrants/Valves

Presented by:
Clow Valve Company logo

The Iowa Rural Water Association invites you to join us for a free workshop co-sponsored by Clow Valve.

General tour and overview of the Clow Valve Company and their Metal Casting Facility and Machine Shop. Also a fire hydrant demonstration and discussion.

Learn how your fire hydrants and water valves are made from start to finish. Learn the different types of products. Learn the
specific parts of products. Constant discussion with Q&A throughout the day. Fire hydrant demonstration.

Please Note - Workshop is limited to 30 participants

This workshop offers 5 CEU hours in Water Distribution.

Date / Locations

March 19
CLASS IS FULL
Oskaloosa
Clow Foundry
1607 17th Ave E

Speakers
Agenda

Andy Kohler - Clow Valve Company

Pete Settimi - Clow Valve Company

8:30 – 9:00 Registration, Coffee

9:00 – 12:00 Foundry products, safety, hydrant teardown and repair,
Q&A.

12:30 – 2:30 Foundry, assembly tours

2:30 – 2:45 Wrap up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

Registration Closed

 

Water Operator Compliance Workshop

Training brought to you through a grant by:
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Developed in cooperation with IRWA and Iowa DNR Staff, this workshop will review issues and steps you can take to avoid compliance problems.

We suggest you bring copies of the following items:

    • Operating Permit
    • Monthly Operations Reports
    • Sampling Plans
    • Recent Sanitary Survey

We invite yuo to join your fellow operators, managers, decision makers & IDNR/IRWA staff to discuss and learn about the issues facing us today.

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 CEU hours in Water Treatment and Water Distribution.

Date / Locations

March 12
Oakland
Oakland Community Center
614 Dr. Van Zee Rd.

March 26
CLASS IS FULL
Monticello
Monticello Berndes Center
766 N. Maple Street

Speakers
Agenda

IRWA Staff

Iowa DNR Field Staff

8:00 - REGISTRATION

8:30 - Operator responsibilities, certification, CEU requirements. Planning, Budgets, Rates - why you should be involved

9:00 - Review of permits, MOR’s & sampling plans

10:15 - Sanitary Surveys

11:45 - LUNCH – ON YOUR OWN

12:45 - Pressure loss – operator response – when & why to issue or lift boil advisory – Other public notification requirements

1:15 - Disinfecting mains/tanks/towers
(new/repair/maintenance) -
procedures and sampling

2:00 - Ammonia and Disinfection – are you really at breakpoint?

2:45 - Rules/regs update - Tools and Information

3:15 - WRAP-UP & CEUS

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

 

2013 Training Event Presentations

Drinking Water Compliance & Operations - March 2013