2022 Operator Expos Recap
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Emerging Contaminents & Why's of Wastewater

March 30, 2023 - Monon, IN

Emerging Contaminents: This session covers 3 of the emerging contaminants listed by the Environmental Protection Agency in the Emerging Contaminants and Federal Facility Contaminants of Concern List.

Why's of Wastewater:  This course will go through the “Why’s” of wastewater explaining why certain processes, whether lab or technical processes, are performed. This class will cover the general concept of asking why certain tasks are done, why “We’ve always done it that way” doesn’t provide a good understanding to what is going on at the facility. The course will also get into the purpose or significance of each step to different lab procedures asking why each is important and what data we are trying to collect.

Instructor: Lorean Johnston & Pete Crowl, Alliance of Indiana Rural Water 

Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members / FREE if no CEUs are needed.*

*If no CEUs are needed register using the item "Emerging Contaminents & Why's of Wastewater- No CEU's". It is not necessary to register for both items.

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater - pending IDEM approval

Phosphorous Removal Part ll (Hybrid)

February 23, 2023 - Columbus, IN

Course Description: Phosphorous Removal sessions and this one will expand on the Biological Phosphorous Removal in Activated Sludge Plants. Creating aerobic and anaerobic environments by using selector tanks to promote the growth of Phosphorous Accumulating Organisms for the Luxury Uptake of Phosphorous is the main focus.

Instructor: Rex Blanton, Alliance of Indiana Rural Water 

Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members / FREE if no CEUs are needed.*

*If no CEUs are needed register using the item "Phosphorus Removal Part ll" - NO CEUs". It is not necessary to register for both items.

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater *Waiting approval from IDEM

Emerging Contaminents & Why's of Wastewater

February 21, 2023 - Bluffton, IN

Emerging Contaminents: This session covers 3 of the emerging contaminants listed by the Environmental Protection Agency in the Emerging Contaminants and Federal Facility Contaminants of Concern List.

Why's of Wastewater:  This course will go through the “Why’s” of wastewater explaining why certain processes, whether lab or technical processes, are performed. This class will cover the general concept of asking why certain tasks are done, why “We’ve always done it that way” doesn’t provide a good understanding to what is going on at the facility. The course will also get into the purpose or significance of each step to different lab procedures asking why each is important and what data we are trying to collect.

Instructor: Lorean Johnston & Pete Crowl, Alliance of Indiana Rural Water 

Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members / FREE if no CEUs are needed.*

*If no CEUs are needed register using the item ""Emerging Contaminents & Why's of Wastewater- No CEU's". It is not necessary to register for both items.

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater - pending IDEM approval

Collection System Upgrades

January 24, 2023 - Rising Sun, IN

Collection Systems Upgrade- This session will cover Maintenance processes and  procedures for upgrading all types of collection systems. It will cover all types of sewer replacement and lining options

Instructor: Rex Blanton, Alliance of Indiana Rural Water 

Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members / FREE if no CEUs are needed.*

*If no CEUs are needed register using the item "Collection System Upgrades - NO CEUs". It is not necessary to register for both items.

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater - pending IDEM approval

Alliance wins NRWA Award of Excellence

Alliance wins NRWA Award of Excellence

Alliance wins the 2022 NRWA Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Training.

National Apprenticeship Week 2022

National Apprenticeship Week 2022

"NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as rebuilding our country’s infrastructure, addressing critical supply chain demands, supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, and responding to care economy issues."

During National Apprenticeship Week 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor will highlight the following key themes:

  • Monday, Nov. 14: Registered Apprenticeship in New and Emerging Industries
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15: Pre-Apprenticeship and Youth Apprenticeship
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16: Expanding Registered Apprenticeship to Underserved Populations
  • Thursday, Nov. 17: Women in Apprenticeship
  • Friday, Nov. 18: Public Service Apprenticeship and Veterans in Apprenticeship

National Apprenticeship Week | Apprenticeship.gov

2022 Best Tasting Water in Indiana Named!

2022 Best Tasting Water in Indiana Named!

Fort Wayne City Utilities’ Water Named Best Tasting Water in Indiana during State Finals Competition!

Officials at the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water have found the best-tasting water in Indiana. On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Fort Wayne City Utilities - Three Rivers Filtration Plant was announced as the winner of a state-wide competition to identify the tastiest rural water in the state...

October 2022 InfoLine

October 2022 InfoLine

October edition of the Alliance monthly membership newsletter! 

2022 Fall Conference Recap

2022 Fall Conference Recap

Grand Wayne Convention Center - Fort Wayne, Indiana

The 2022 Fall Conference in Downtown Fort Wayne was the biggest one yet! We hosted 625 people at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

2022 Scholarship Clay Shoot / Golf Outing

2022 Scholarship Clay Shoot / Golf Outing

Indianapolis, IN

This year's Clay Shoot & Golf Outing was on Thursday, September 15 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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2022 Operator Expos Recap

2022 Operator Expos Recap

Southern - Huntingburg, IN / Northern - Akron, IN

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Our Southern & Northern Expos held last month were both big successes, and though the weather didn't cooperate for us each afternoon, we got in full mornings of demonstrations, contests, a great lunch, and of course, seeing old friends & making new ones!

 

We had over 250 people in attendance at each expo! Both events featured our 'famous' hog roast, graciously donated and cooked by Water Solutions Unlimited.

 

The Meter Toss, Backhoe Rodeos, and the Expoo Royal Flush contests provided chances to win cash and prizes, and didn't disappoint on the fun! 1st Place for each contest won $50 cash, and 2nd Place won an Alliance camping chair. The winner of the 2nd Regional Water Taste Test was Garrett Water Works!

 

Huntingburg Meter Toss Winners

  • Powder Puffs: 1st - Sarah Hartman of Alcoa, 2nd - Kristen Guggenheim of Alcoa
  • Young Bucks: 1st - David Rakes of Edinburgh, 2nd - David Cissell of Henryville Membership Sanitation Corporation
  • Grizzly Ol' Veterans: 1st - Mike Compton of Paoli, 2nd - Jeff Dunaway of Edwardsville Water

 

Huntingburg Backhoe Rodeo Winners:

1st - Daniel Houchin of Orleans

2nd - Mike Compton of Paoli

 

Huntingburg Expoo Royal Flush Winners:

1st - Nathan Bourland of Washington Township

2nd - Brad Hutchins of Henryville Membership Sanitation Corporation

  

Akron Meter Toss Winners

  • Powder Puffs: 1st - Marcy Coe of Garrett Water Works, 2nd - Sara Benkert of IDEM
  • Young Bucks: 1st - Tony Fey of Blufton, 2nd - Chase Thompson of Frankfort
  • Grizzly Ol' Veterans: 1st - Rick Freiberger of Albany, 2nd - Kenneth Depew of Auburn

 

Akron Equipment Rodeo Winner

1st - Alex Mikel of Breman

2nd - Dustin Stewart of Columbia City

 

Akron Expoo Royal Flush Winner

1st - Austin Roberson of Huntertown

2nd - Chase Perry of Montpelier

 

Thanks to all of our attendees, demonstrators, and especially, our sponsors. We couldn't do it without you!

 

SAVE THE DATE for next year's expos:

Southern Operator Expo - May 18, 2023

Northern Operator Expo - May 25, 2023

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