Idaho Rural Water Association

We are an association of water and wastewater systems in Idaho that serve populations of 10,000 or less. In addition to system members, IRWA is supported by larger municipalities, solid waste systems and industry vendors.

IRWA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization governed by an eight-person Board of Directors comprised of volunteer professionals from member systems. Ten employees provide the operational and managerial support to the Association.

Operating as usual

04/13/2022

Thank you to South Central Public Health District for hosting the event! We also want to thank the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, City of Rupert, City of Burley, Est. 1905, the City of Heyburn, and the City of Paul for their participation in this event!

Photos from HECO Engineers's post 04/07/2022

A BIG THANK YOU to Heco Engineers for the kind words! And, thank you to everyone who came! We hope to see you all again in 2023!~

04/07/2022

Register by April 19th by clicking here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3203302202273611279

Photos from Idaho Rural Water Association's post 04/06/2022

IRWA has some amazing Circuit Riders who are also our breakfast chefs this morning before we start our all staff meeting! Yum, yum! 😋 Paul Sifford Dion Holton and Casey Fisher

04/05/2022

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A special thanks to Idaho’s congressional delegation, Senator Mike Crapo, Senator Jim Risch, Congressman Russ Fulcher, and Congressman Mike Simpson, and their staff for welcoming Idaho Rural Water Association to Washington DC to discuss rural water priorities including much needed infrastructure funding, the Circuit Rider program, and investments in the successful apprenticeship program.

03/30/2022

Tune in to our Facebook Live Event at 12:15 pm ET as we crown a champion for the 2022 Great American Water Taste Test! 💦💧

Photos from Idaho Rural Water Association's post 03/30/2022

Love my job!

Photos from Idaho Rural Water Association's post 03/30/2022

Enjoyed a great day here in Washington D.C. at the hosted by National Rural Water Association (NRWA). Great Opening Session and we met met with Idaho’s elected officials as we discussed the challenges and successes of our industry.

03/29/2022

Rural Water Advocates from across the country will gather this week in Washington, D.C. to promote our grassroots movement on The Hill! We look forward to seeing everyone this week.

Timeline photos 03/25/2022

Happy !

💧 The average household's leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.

💧 Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often easy to fix, requiring only a few tools and hardware that can pay for themselves in water savings.

💧 Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.

Learn more 👇
www.epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week

03/23/2022

President Biden departs the White House South Lawn en route to Joint Base Andrews before heading to Europe to meet with fellow leaders in support of Ukraine.

Photos from Idaho Rural Water Association's post 03/15/2022

We want to thank everyone who recently joined us for our pre-conference fundraisers held on March 8th! The proceeds from our golf tournament go towards the Tony Elfering Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to IRWA members and/or their dependents to help defray the costs of higher learning.

We also hosted a shotgun shoot. All proceeds go towards our Operations Specialist Scholarship initially set-up by MetroQuip to help operators earn their license or keep their license in the event their system couldn’t afford the cost or an operator fell on hard times.

Both fundraisers were GREAT successes! We had an AMAZING time with a record number of participants!

Thank you, Black Dog Clays and Warm Springs Golf Course Boise Idaho, for hosting our events!

UCMR5 to Require PFAS Testing 03/03/2022

UCMR5 to Require PFAS Testing

UCMR5 to Require PFAS Testing Public water systems will be required to collect samples for 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and lithium

02/28/2022

Meeting Dates: March 16, 2022 & repeated March 17, 2022

RULE BACKGROUND
On December 27, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final, fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) to establish nationwide monitoring for 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and lithium in drinking water (https://www.epa.gov/dwucmr/fifth-unregulated-contaminant-monitoring-rule). This action is essential to addressing the public health and environmental risks of PFAS in drinking water and marks a significant milestone in EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap (https://www.epa.gov/pfas/pfas-strategic-roadmap-epas-commitments-action-2021-2024). EPA uses UCMR to collect occurrence data for priority unregulated contaminants in drinking water every five years.

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended by America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 continues to require all public water systems (PWSs) serving greater than 10,000 people to participate in UCMR. It now also requires all PWSs serving between 3,300 and 10,000 people to participate in UCMR (subject to the availability of appropriations and sufficient laboratory capacity) and specifies that a representative sample of systems serving fewer than 3,300 people participate. As planned, UCMR 5 will significantly expand the number of small PWSs (those serving 10,000 or fewer people) participating in the program, which will provide more Americans with a better understanding of potential contaminants in their drinking water. The rule requires participating drinking water systems to collect samples from 2023-2025 and report final results through 2026.

PUBLIC WEBINAR MEETING DETAILS
EPA will hold a virtual stakeholder meeting by webinar on March 16, 2022, and repeat the meeting on March 17, 2022. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss key aspects of the UCMR 5 final rule (https://www.epa.gov/dwucmr/fifth-unregulated-contaminant-monitoring-rule), including a general introduction to the UCMR program and a review of the following: PWSs subject to UCMR 5 requirements; analytes to be monitored and analytical methods to be used; monitoring locations and frequency; reporting requirements; ground water representative monitoring plans (GWRMPs); the laboratory approval program; and the functions of the web-based UCMR data-reporting system (“SDWARS”). For more details on the meetings and to register, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dwucmr/unregulated-contaminant-monitoring-rule-ucmr-meetings-and-materials. EPA anticipates hosting additional meetings focused on SDWARS and sample-collection in fall 2022.
Registrants will receive confirmations and further webinar information via email. Questions regarding webinar registration should be emailed to [email protected].

New Level III/IV Water Treatment Certification Review & Level III Water Distribution Review Training 02/22/2022

New Level III/IV Water Treatment Certification Review & Level III Water Distribution Review Training

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New Level III/IV Water Treatment Certification Review & Level III Water Distribution Review Training Register for Spring Conference and Pre-Conference Activities and March review classes Register for the 2022 IRWA Spring Conference Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, February 24 IRWA Spring Conferen

02/18/2022

Are you ready to be a world record holder?

@Idaho Water Education Foundation invites you to join them and become a WORLD RECORD HOLDER while raising awareness of the importance of groundwater to Idaho and Idahoans.

Groundwater serves as the primary drinking water resource for nearly 95% of Idahoans. This project allows youth and adults across the state to connect in a unique way while celebrating groundwater.

By creating and submitting a short video you can participate in a world-record attempt promoting the value of clean, safe, and adequate groundwater supplies in our communities.

Learn more at http://idahowater.org/world-record/ and get ready to submit your video March 6 - 12, 2022!

BAT Re-Certification Training; Hands-On Valve class in Post Falls; Online training 02/10/2022

BAT Re-Certification Training; Hands-On Valve class in Post Falls; Online training

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BAT Re-Certification Training; Hands-On Valve class in Post Falls; Online training Register for Spring Conference and Pre-Conference Activities Register for the 2022 IRWA Spring Conference Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, February 24 IRWA Spring Conference March 9-11, 2022 The R

CALLING ALL SUPER HEROES! 02/02/2022

CALLING ALL SUPER HEROES!

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CALLING ALL SUPER HEROES! Only Three Days Left to Submit IDAHO RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION'S 2022 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE! Submit your nominations no later than this Friday, February 4th, 2022! Recognizing the outstanding contributio

Extended Deadline. Don't Miss Out! 01/27/2022

Extended Deadline. Don't Miss Out!

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Extended Deadline. Don't Miss Out! Submit your nominations and applications today! We have extended the deadline for submissions! Don't miss your opportunity! Submit TODAY! 2022 Awards of Excellence Nominations Recognizing the outstand

SPRING CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ATTENDEES! 01/12/2022

SPRING CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ATTENDEES!

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SPRING CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ATTENDEES! March 9th-11th, 2022 in Boise, ID Conference Registration is now open for Attendees! Click here to view additional conference information and to register! ~~~ If you are an Exhibitor and would like to

Timeline photos 01/12/2022

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Timeline photos 12/23/2021

Risch, Kelly Introduce Bill to Boost Access to Clean Water with Smart Water Technologies 12/22/2021

Risch, Kelly Introduce Bill to Boost Access to Clean Water with Smart Water Technologies

Risch, Kelly Introduce Bill to Boost Access to Clean Water with Smart Water Technologies       Risch, Kelly Introduce Bill to Boost Access to Clean Water with Smart Water Technologies December 6, 2021 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) introduced new legislation to boost access to clean and reliable water for families and businesses by supportin...

Idaho Rural Water Association updated their address. 12/02/2021

Idaho Rural Water Association updated their address.

Idaho Rural Water Association updated their address.

Idaho Water and Sewer Utilities – 5 Year Funding Needs Survey 12/01/2021

Idaho Water and Sewer Utilities – 5 Year Funding Needs Survey

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Idaho Water and Sewer Utilities – 5 Year Funding Needs Survey Time Sensitive! Please complete by December 10th IDAHO RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Help communicate the infrastructure needs of your community by completing this important surve

Class II Curriculum in January 2022 11/30/2021

Class II Curriculum in January 2022

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Class II Curriculum in January 2022 You don't want to miss this.  Are you or someone on your team working toward a Class II license for water or wastewater? Looking for some solid training to set you up for success in an operation spe

Timeline photos 11/24/2021

11/18/2021

11/10/2021

Congress Passes Historic Infrastructure Bill Including Billions in New Federal Water Funds | NRWA

Congress Passes Historic Infrastructure Bill Including Billions in New Federal Water Funds | NRWA Rural Water’s small and rural community membership secured a massive legislative victory on Friday when the House passed the Infrastructure Investment and

11/10/2021

This weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S. Senate in passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. This action unlocks billions of dollars to rebuild the infrastructure that every American community relies on. This historic legislation marks the single largest investment in water infrastructure that the federal government has ever made.

EPA Water invites your members to join Assistant Administrator Radhika Fox for a call on Wednesday, November 10th at 11 AM EST to discuss the water provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

At the end of the call there will be time to answer questions from those in attendance. 📝 We ask that you submit 1-2 questions by 12pm on Tuesday, November 9th, and we will do our best to answer them on the call.

We look forward to working alongside you to implement this monumental investment and securing a clean water future for all.

JOIN THE CONSERVATION:
11 AM EST on Wednesday, November 10: https://bit.ly/3wuCP5K

11/10/2021

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

11/10/2021

No-Till November is here!

We are helping the US Department of Agriculture celebrate No-Till November. Our members around the state are reliant on resilient water conditions and this effort helps promote practices that do just that. Help us share the challenge of asking our farmers to keep their stubble.

More information found here. Look for our following post as we share stories of individuals adopting this practice.

Timeline photos 11/10/2021

Do you have a long-term technology plan for managing your water programs?

If you have gaps in data or inefficiencies in your current systems, it will be hard to keep up with new requirements like LCRR. It’s time to look at solutions that help you stay compliant — today and in the future.

Get advice from water industry executives in our 2021 Executive Report.
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WaterRally21
IRWA's Time Lapse Video of our New Training Center and Office Space
Shelley Roberts was able to play on a mini excavator.
Shelley on a mini excavator

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6395 West Gowen Road
Boise, ID
83709

General information

IRWA provides these services:
- training courses and material
- water testing
- sludge judging
- metering
- source water protection planning
- rate studies
- leak detection
- and much more!

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