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2022 Operator Expos Recap

2022 Operator Expos Recap

Southern - Huntingburg, IN / Northern - Akron, IN

Our Southern Expo was held on May 19, in Huntingburg, Indiana and our Northern Expo held on May 26, in Akron, Indiana. Both Expos were both big successes!  We had over 250 people in attendance at each!

Alliance Secures 4.1 Million Dollars for Communities to Train the Next Generation

The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water, a local non-profit organization supporting Indiana’s rural water industry, has secured a total of 4.1 million dollars in reimbursement grants from the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) for rural communities across the state to utilize in order to gain more licensed water and wastewater operators.

Combined Sewer Overflows

December 1, 2022 - Webinar

This class is offered in webinar format. Pre-registration and a valid email is required.

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (EDT)

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater   

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

 

2022 Spring Conference Recap

2022 Spring Conference Recap

French Lick Resort - French Lick, Indiana

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Spring Conference at the beautiful French Lick Resort in March!

2022 Award Recipients

2022 Award Recipients

The best of the best in the water and wastewater industry were honored at our 2022 Spring Conference.  Each recipient was presented with their award prior to the conference, then recognized throughout the event on a slideshow displaying on the event center's tv monitors throughout the venue! 

2022 Water Taste Test Contest

2022 Water Taste Test Contest

We will be holding four "regional" taste tests in 2022. 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.

Read more and register... 

Rules Updates (am) / Sampling and Recordkeeping (pm)

December 7, 2022 - Brookville, IN

Location: Brookville, IN - classroom location TBD

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Water Hours 

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

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (EST)

2021 Best Tasting Water in Indiana Named!

Auburn Water Department’s 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 October 20th, 2021, Auburn Water Department was announced as the winner of a state-wide competition to identify the tastiest rural water in the state...

2021 Award Recipients

2021 Award Recipients

The best of the best in the water and wastewater industry were honored at our 2021 Spring Conference.  Each recipient was presented with their award prior to the conference, then recognized throughout the event on a slideshow displaying on the event center's tv monitors throughout the venue! 

Conference Attendee Wins Trip to 2022 NRWA WaterPro Conference!

Conference Attendee Wins Trip to 2022 NRWA WaterPro Conference!

The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water teamed up with sponsors Covalen and Midwestern Engineers, Inc. to give away an all inclusive trip for two to the 2022 National Rural Water Association’s WaterPro Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

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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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