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Highly Important Permanganate Notice

Highly Important Permanganate Notice

Fire occurred at a chemical plant operated by Carus LLC in LaSalle, LaSalle County, Illinois on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

ATTENTION! IF YOU USE PERMANGANATE AT YOUR PLANT, PLEASE READ THIS STATEMENT! (NOTICE FROM IDEM)

January 2023 InfoLine

January 2023 InfoLine

January edition of the Alliance monthly membership newsletter! 

Best Tasting Water in Indiana 2023

Best Tasting Water in Indiana 2023

2023 Water Taste Test Contest

We will be holding four "regional" taste tests in 2023. Winners from each region will advance to compete in the “Best Tasting Water in Indiana” at our annual Fall Conference in Fort Wayne, IN.

Read more and register... 

November 2022 InfoLine

November 2022 InfoLine

November edition of the Alliance monthly membership newsletter! 

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

October 2022 InfoLine

October 2022 InfoLine

October edition of the Alliance monthly membership newsletter! 

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

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Best Tasting Water in Indiana 2023

Best Tasting Water in Indiana 2023

2023 Water Taste Test Contest

Monday, January 9, 2023

Regional Taste Test Schedule

March 15 - French Lick @ Spring Conference

May 18 - Huntingburg @ Southern Operator Expo

May 25 – Akron @ Northern Operator Expo

July 19 - Muncie @ Leadership Summit

 

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 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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