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USDA Water Circuit Rider Program Territory


IRWA makes over 2,000 on-site technical visits every year.  The IRWA field staff provides on-site technical assistance in all areas of water system operation including:

  • Line location
  • Treatment
  • Wells
  • Pumps
  • Leak detection
  • Valves
  • Motors
  • Board leadership
  • Management
  • Financial
  • Certification exam preparation


Training Specialist

Provides the same assistance as circuit riders and conducts training workshops that are approved by IDNR for continuing education hours (CEUs).

Danny Shepherd

Danny Shepherd
USDA Circuit Rider - West
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DNR Field Offices
3, 4 & 5

Joe Finch

Joe Finch
USDA Circuit Rider - East
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DNR Field Offices
1, 2 & 6