2022 Water Taste Test Contest
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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 Water Taste Test Contest

2022 Water Taste Test Contest

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Regional Taste Test Schedule

March 17th - French Lick @ Spring Conference - Winner: Fort Wayne Utilities

May 26th - Akron @ Operator Expo - Winner - Garrett Water Works

July 13 - Bourbon @ training  (Date & location change from June 16th in Upland) - Winner: Hamilton Water Department

August 24th - Connersville @ training - Winner: Franklin County Water

 

Systems may choose to compete in any of the regional competitions. Submissions MUST NOT have any major violations of bacteriological testing or chemical monitoring for two years prior to the Taste Test. Winners from each region will advance to compete in the “Best Tasting Water in Indiana” at our annual Fall Conference, October 26th, 2022 in Fort Wayne, IN. 

(Regional winners will receive one free fall conference registration.)

 

Register Your Water Now!

 
Official Contest Rules 

1. Upon arrival at the taste test site, register your one-gallon sample. Samples will be stored by Alliance staff until the taste test. A representative from the system MUST be present during the contest. 

2. It is preferable that you submit the one-gallon container of water, labeled with your system name on the bottom, in a glass container. 

3. Store your sample on ice, in a small, labeled cooler. No large coolers will be accepted, as space is limited. All coolers will need to be retrieved after the contest. 

4. Systems submitting samples must be members of the Alliance and meet IDEM approval by having no violations of bacteriological testing or chemical monitoring for two years prior to the Taste Test. 

5. A panel of judges will be selected to rate samples based on taste, odor, and clarity. 

6. The winner will receive a news release to appear in the Hoosier Pipeline magazine, as well as an all-inclusive trip to Washington, DC to compete in the NRWA Great American Water Taste Test 2023.

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