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Emmetsburg Water Distribution Field Day

Training brought to you through a grant by:
NRWA & EPA

Training will take place outdoors, please dress for the weather, supply your own personal protective equipment and bring your lawn chair for seating.

The Iowa Rural Water Association would like to invite you to join us and your peers for a FREE training workshop.

Held at the new 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 and Maintenance
Radio read water meters
Pump failure demo trailer
GIS/GPS

This workshop offers 5.0 CEU hours will be awarded in Water Distribution.

Date / Locations

June 2
Emmetsburg
Corner of State &
14th Streets

Demonstrations & hands-on presented by
Agenda

8:00 REGISTRATION

8:30 Welcome

8:45 Morning demos & hands-on

12:00 Lunch – on site

 

12:45 Afternoon demos & hands on

3:00 Wrap up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

Flood Resilience Training For Water and Wastewater Utilities

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.

Date / Locations

May 18
Class is full
Newton

IRWA Training Facility
4221 S 22nd Ave E

2015/16 - USDA Rural Development notifies rural communities and the water and waste systems that serve them about potential weather-related events caused by El Niño effect. Across the United States, precipitation impacts
from El Niño are likely to be seen during the upcoming months.”

2011 – The Missouri River Reservoir System experiences the largest volume of flood waters since the initiation of record-keeping in the 19th century

2008 – Flooding in eastern Iowa with Cedar Rapids and Iowa City experiencing significant damage.

1993 – Record flooding of the Skunk, Raccoon & Des Moines Rivers causes the loss of water for the City of Des Moines.


What would you do if your water or wastewater system was impacted by the next flood event in Iowa? The US Environmental Protection Agency has developed “Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water & Wastewater Utilities”.

Join us for a workshop with the experts and learn how to use the guide to prepare before flooding impacts your system.
This workshop offers 5.0 CEU hours for Water Treatment, Water Distribution or Wastewater.
Speaker
Agenda

Alfredo Lagos
EPA Contractor
Emergency Management/Response Specialist

EPA

Michael Butterfield, PE
HDR

Roy Hesemann
Cedar Rapids

IRWA Staff

8:00 AM - REGISTRATION

8:30 AM - Welcome & Introductions

8:45 AM - Overview of the Flood Resilience Guide

9:45 AM - BREAK

10:00 AM - Understanding the Threat of Flooding

10:45 AM - Identify Vulnerable Assets & Determine Consequences

11:30 AM - LUNCH – on your own

12:30 PM - Jeopardy

12:45 PM - Identify & Evaluate Mitigation Measures

1:10 PM - Developing a Plan to Implement Mitigation Measures

1:50 PM - BREAK

2:00 PM - Flood Mitigation at Cedar Rapids

2:20 PM - Funding Opportunities

2:50 PM - Group Discussions Q&A

3:00 PM - Summary/Wrap-up/Evaluations/CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

Registration Closed

 

Wastewater Pump School

Training brought to you through a grant by:

NRWA & USDA

Please join us for a day of instruction sponsored by Smith &
Loveless Inc.

Learn the history of S&L pumps and how to use, maintain and
troubleshoot wet well mounted pumps stations.

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 5.0 CEU hours will be awarded in Wastewater.

Date / Locations

July 21
Newton

IRWA Training Facility
4221 S. 22nd Ave. East

Speakers
Agenda

Regina Higgins
Fred DelToro
Smith & Loveless logo

8:00 - REGISTRATION

8:30 - Overview of pump history at
Smith & Loveless

9:00 - Wet well mounted pump
stations-how they work

9:45 - Controls and pump features

10:15 - BREAK

10:30 - Troubleshooting wet well
mounted pump station

11:30 - LUNCH

12:30 - Maintenance on wet well
mounted pump station

1:30 - Pump hydraulics

2:00 - BREAK

2:15 - Pump curves, underground
pump stations-understanding
how they work and required
maintenance

3:15 - WRAP-UP & CEUs

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

 

Water Operator Compliance Workshop

Presented by:
NRWA & EPA

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 your questions and copies of the following items:

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

We invite you 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 5.0 CEU hours will be awarded in Water Treatment and Water Distribution.

Date / Locations

March 22
Winterset
Winterset VFW Hall
116 N. 3rd St.

May 3
Ventura

Ventura Community Center
4 North Weimer Street

Speakers
Agenda

IRWA Staff

IOWA DNR Field Staff

8:00 - REGISTRATION

8:30 - Operator responsibilities, certification - CEU requirements

9:00 - Permits, MOR, Sampling Plans

10:30 - Sanitary Surveys - common issues found, preparation for visit

11:30 - LUNCH – ON YOUR OWN

12:30 - Pressure loss – operator response – when & why to issue or lift boil advisory – Other public notification requirements

1:00 - Disinfecting mains/tanks/towers
(new/repair/maintenance) -
procedures and sampling

1:45 - Ammonia and Disinfection – are you really at breakpoint? New ammonia protocols

2:30 - Rules/regs update (TCR) - Tools and Information – websites, newsletters

3:00 - WRAP-UP & CEUS

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!