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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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Highly Important Permanganate Notice

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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

 

Due to a large fire occurring at a chemical plant operated by Carus LLC in LaSalle, LaSalle County, Illinois on Wednesday, January 11, 2023,, they believe they will not be able to fulfill all orders for potassium and sodium permanganate for approximately the next 90-days.  

 

IDEM RECOMMENDS ASSESSING YOUR SUPPLIES:

  • Coordinate with your supplier(s) regarding any planned/upcoming deliveries
  • Conserve existing supplies
  • Contact InWARN regarding potential mutual aid and assistance from the InWARN network
  • Contact IDEM to discuss steps that can be taken (alternative chemicals, treatment processes changes, etc.)
  • Communicate potential impacts to treatment operations to customers

 

If you need to report chemical supply chain issues to IDEM, or if you have any questions about this IDEM notice, do not hesitate to contact Travis Goodwin at 317-775-5473 or by email at: Tgoodwin1@idem.IN.gov.

You may also contact INWARN or Sherri Winters, Alliance Programs Manager, as we all communicate such emergencies to one another.  swinters@inh2o.org or 317-408-4284

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