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2016 Centerville Water Distribution Workshop

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 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.

Training classes are FULL

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

Date / Locations

January 27
Centerville
Rathbun Water Shop
20225 Hwy 5 North

January 28
Centerville
Rathbun Water Shop
20225 Hwy 5 North

Note
Agenda

Training is repeated for each day

8:00 AM - REGISTRATION

8:30 AM - Safety Video

8:45 AM - Beacon Meters

9:45 AM - BREAK

10:00 AM - Chlorination/De-Chlorination Water Mains

11:00 AM - Saddles, Corps & other brass

12:00 PM - Working lunch (safety)

1:00 PM - Joint Restraints, C900 & other pipe

2:00 PM - Driving in Bad Weather

2:30 PM - Wrap-Up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

Registration Closed


 

Challenges of Ammonia and Disinfection in Drinking Water - What You Need to Know

Presented by:
NRWA and US EPA

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 5.0 CEU hours will be awarded for Water Treatment & Distribution.

Date / Locations

April 14
Manchester
Delaware Co. Fairgrounds
200 E. Acers St.

April 19
Creston
Supertel Conference Center
800 Laurel

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!


 

Effective Utility Management

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

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.

Class size is limited to 25 participants for this workshop.

This workshop offers 6.0 CEU hours will be awarded in Wastewater, Water Treatment and Water Distribution.

Date / Locations

March 29
Clarinda

Clarinda Water Treatment Plant
701 N. 1st Street

Speaker
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!

 

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
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!


 

Submersible Pump and Control Panel Training

Presented by:
NRWA & USDA Rural Development 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.

This class will be a hands on demonstration of repairing submersible pumps and control panels. The morning session will consist of tearing down a pump for inspection and then
correctly reassembling for proper operations. The afternoon session will cover troubleshooting control panel problems with
an question and answer session for all covered material.

Class size is limited to 25 at each location.

This workshop offers 5.0 CEU hours will be awarded in Wastewater.

Date / Locations

March 21
Clarinda
Water Treatment Plant
701 N. 1st

March 22
Sac City
Wastewater Plant
811 Highland Ave.

March 23
New Hampton

Wastewater Plant
800 Locust Ave.

March 24
Eldridge

Electric Pump Inc.
702 E. Price

March 25
Des Moines

Electric Pump Inc.
4280 E. 14th St.

Presented by"
Agenda

8:15 - REGISTRATION

8:45 - Submersible Pump Repair Tear Down

10:15 - BREAK

10:30 - Submersible Pump Repair
Reassembly

11:45 - Submersible Pump
Troubleshooting

12:30 - LUNCH (Provided by Electric Pump)

1:30 - Control Panel Troubleshooting

2:30 Q&A

3:00 CEU’S and evaluations

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.

Class size is limited to 30 participants for this workshop.

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

Date / Locations

January 22
Oskaloosa
Class is full
Clow Foundry
1607 17th Ave E

March 16
Oskaloosa
Class is full
Clow Foundry
1607 17th Ave E

Speakers
Agenda

Andy Kohler
Clow Valve Company

Steve Werninger
Clow Valve Company

8:30 – 9:00 - Registration, Coffee

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

12:30 – 2:30 - Lunch, Machine Shop tours

2:30 – 2:45 - Wrap up & CEU’s

Registration Cost
No Fees!
These classes are FREE!

Registration Closed


 

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!