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2014 Events

 

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.

Support YOUR Rural Water Association
Training • Technical Assistance

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

Locations/Date

November 13
Cherokee
WITCC Campus
200 Victory Drive

Speaker
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!

 

Protecting Your Source, Protection Plan Workshop
This workshop is limited to the first 20 participants at each location

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“Do you have questions about the source of your water? Where does it come from and why the quality is that way?”

This workshop will answer your questions about how groundwater moves, how it is recharged, and what factors could cause the most harm to your water. The instructors will help you use this information to develop a Source Water Protection Plan and implement key strategies for protection. There will be custom information about your system provided
and numerous resources available for you and your
community to use.

*Onsite assistance appointments may also be available to you for specific concerns after the workshop.

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.

Support YOUR Rural Water Association
Training • Technical Assistance

This workshop offers 6 CEU hours in Water Treatment/Distribution.

Locations/Date

October 14
Storm Lake

Storm Lake Fire Hall
820 Oneida St.

October 16
Monticello

Monticello Berndes Center
766 N Maple St.

Speakers
Agenda

Brent Beste, Source Water Specialist
Iowa Rural Water Association

Lisa Walters, Source Water Specialist
Iowa Rural Water Association

8:00 - REGISTRATION

8:30 - Source Water Documentation

9:00 - Familiarizing yourself with your
Drinking Water Source

11:00 - What is a Source Water
Protection Plan and How do You Start One

12:00 - Lunch on your own

1:00 - Sources of Drinking Water Contamination

2:00 - Implementing Your Source
Water Protection Plan

3:30 - Wrap-up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

Tank & Infrastructure Maintenance & Rehabilitation
Communicating with Decision Makers

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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 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.

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

Support YOUR Rural Water Association
Training • Technical Assistance

This workshop offers 3 CEU hours in Wastewater, 4 CEU hours in Water Distribution, 3 CEU hours in Water Treatment.

Locations/Date

October 22
Mt. Pleasant

Henry Co. Emergency Management
900 W. Washington

October 28
Newton

IRWA Training Center
4221 S. 22nd Ave East

October 29
Monticello

Monticello Berndes Center
766 N. Maple Street

Speakers
Agenda

IRWA Staff
James Orr & Linc York

Dixon Engineering, Inc.

8:00 - REGISTRATION

8:30 - Water Tank Maintenance

9:40 - Wastewater Infrastructure
Rehabilitation

10:50 - Water Tank Antennas

11:50 - Lunch on your own

12:50 - Communicating with your decision makers

2:00 - Dealing with public & social media

3:00 - Wrap-up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

Wastewater Inflow & Infiltration Workshop

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presented 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.

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

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

Support YOUR Rural Water Association
Training • Technical Assistance

This workshop offers 6 CEU hours in Wastewater.

Location/Date

October 21
Sergeant Bluff

Sergeant Bluff Community Center
903 Topaz Dr.

October 22
Waverly

Civic Center
200 First St. NE

October 23
Newton

IRWA Training Center
4221 S. 22nd Ave. East

Speakers
Agenda

McClure Engineering Staff

Municipal Pipe & Tool Staff & Vendors

8:00 AM - REGISTRATION

8:30 AM - What is a Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey (SSES)

9:45 AM - What do you do with data from SSES

10:45 AM - SSES Case Studies

11:45 AM - Lunch provided by McClure Engineering & Municipal Pipe & Tool

12:30 PM - Sewer Line Inspection – CCTV &
Scanning Equipment

2:15 PM - Sewer Line Cleaning – Jet Vac, Nozzles, O&M procedures

3:45 PM Wrap-up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

Water Distribution – Hydrants/Valves

Presented by
Clow Valve Company

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.

This workshop offers 5 CEU hours in Water Distribution.

Locations/Date

November 5
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!

 

2013 Training Event Presentations

Drinking Water Compliance & Operations - March 2013