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

06/24/2021

We have collaborated with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality as they will be purchasing these potable water trailers and we will be operating, maintaining, and deploying them. Our likely first stop for these will be the the the City of Genesee.

By using these trailers it eliminates the use of ~8,000 16oz bottles of water! #savingwater #ruralwater #partnershipworking

We have collaborated with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality as they will be purchasing these potable water trailers and we will be operating, maintaining, and deploying them. Our likely first stop for these will be the the the City of Genesee.

By using these trailers it eliminates the use of ~8,000 16oz bottles of water! #savingwater #ruralwater #partnershipworking

06/18/2021

A big congratulations to Cody Brigham, City of Potlatch IRWA Apprentice, for his Certificate of Completion, for Small Water System Operation and Maintenance course, from California State University-Sacramento, Office of Water Programs. Cody is enrolled in the Water track for the January cohort. Pictured with Paul Sifford, Idaho Rural Water Association Circuit Rider. #ruralwater #apprenticeship #apprentice #idahoruralwaterassociation

A big congratulations to Cody Brigham, City of Potlatch IRWA Apprentice, for his Certificate of Completion, for Small Water System Operation and Maintenance course, from California State University-Sacramento, Office of Water Programs. Cody is enrolled in the Water track for the January cohort. Pictured with Paul Sifford, Idaho Rural Water Association Circuit Rider. #ruralwater #apprenticeship #apprentice #idahoruralwaterassociation

Photos from Idaho Rural Water Association's post 06/16/2021

We are down here at the Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference! If you’re attending, make sure to visit our booth where you can learn more about the Apprenticeship Program, IdWARN and where you can spin the wheel for a prize! #ruralwater #apprentice #associationofidahocities #idahoruralwaterassociation

City of American Falls wins Best Tasting Water in Idaho Award 06/14/2021

City of American Falls wins Best Tasting Water in Idaho Award

#ruralwater

City of American Falls wins Best Tasting Water in Idaho Award BOISE — The city of American Falls claimed the 2021 title of Idaho’s best-tasting drinking water during the 30th Annual Idaho Rural Water Association’s Spring Conference on May 26.

City of American Falls wins Best Tasting Water in Idaho Award 06/09/2021

City of American Falls wins Best Tasting Water in Idaho Award

#ruralwater congrats!!

City of American Falls wins Best Tasting Water in Idaho Award BOISE — The city of American Falls claimed the 2021 title of Idaho’s best-tasting drinking water during the 30th Annual Idaho Rural Water Association’s Spring Conference on May 26.

American Falls wins award for best-tasting water in Idaho 06/09/2021

American Falls wins award for best-tasting water in Idaho

#ruralwater Congrats to the City of American Falls! We are looking forward to the National competition at the Rural Water Rally in February!

American Falls wins award for best-tasting water in Idaho -

Photos from Idaho Rural Water Association's post 05/19/2021

We are gearing up for our Spring Conference next week! If you haven’t registered as an attendee- it’s not too late! Visit our website or call our office for additional details! We hope to see you all there! #ruralwater

05/19/2021

A big congratulations to Karin Johnson, IRWA Apprentice, for her Certificate of Completion, for Beginning Wastewater Collections course, from California State University-Sacramento, Office of Water Programs. Karin was the first one in the Wastewater track to successfully complete our first course for the January cohort! Pictured with Paul Sifford, IRWA Circuit Rider. #apprenticeships #Apprentice

A big congratulations to Karin Johnson, IRWA Apprentice, for her Certificate of Completion, for Beginning Wastewater Collections course, from California State University-Sacramento, Office of Water Programs. Karin was the first one in the Wastewater track to successfully complete our first course for the January cohort! Pictured with Paul Sifford, IRWA Circuit Rider. #apprenticeships #Apprentice

05/12/2021

Congrats, Braiden! We are proud of you! :)

Congratulations, Braiden! This is a picture of Craig Sturman congratulating Braiden as the first student in his Water track class to successfully complete our first course for the January cohort!

Early Bird Pricing Ends in Just TWO Days! 05/10/2021

Early Bird Pricing Ends in Just TWO Days!

Early Bird Pricing Ends in Just TWO Days! Register Today! Early Bird Pricing for the Spring Conference ends in just TWO days! Register TODAY! YOU WON'T WANT TO SKIP THIS YEAR'S SPRING CONFERENCE! Earn up to 1.3 DW/WW CEUs in 3 days May 25 -

Early Bird Pricing for the 2021 Spring Conference Ends Soon! 04/28/2021

Early Bird Pricing for the 2021 Spring Conference Ends Soon!

Early Bird Pricing for the 2021 Spring Conference Ends Soon! Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Save Money! 2021 SPRING CONFERENCE May 25-27, 2021 Riverside Hotel | Boise, ID *Room block ends this Friday, April 30th! (see additional details below) 2021 Conference

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EventID=112478) 04/21/2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EventID=112478)

A BIG Thank You to @RepMikeSimpson as he addresses our rural water needs and others! Listen now!

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EventID=112478) Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

[03/23/21]   Had a great teleconference meeting with Senator Mike Crapo today about rural water priorities. Thank you Senator Crapo for your time and commitment to Idaho’s water/wastewater infrastructure programs like the Rural Development and DEQ infrastructure loan and grant program, Circuit Rider program, and the EPA technical assistance program. Your support and leadership make a positive change for Idaho communities and its citizens!
#RuralWaterRepresents #ruralwater #waterrally21

"Moral failure": More than a year into the pandemic, 1/3 of the globe lacks access to safe drinking water or decent toilets 03/22/2021

"Moral failure": More than a year into the pandemic, 1/3 of the globe lacks access to safe drinking water or decent toilets

#ruralwater

"Moral failure": More than a year into the pandemic, 1/3 of the globe lacks access to safe drinking water or decent toilets Billions of people are still dealing with the pandemic without hand washing facilities or toilets. The United Nations said Thursday the world is "seriously off-track" to fix the situation.

03/22/2021

NASA Follows Changing Freshwater from Space

Awesome video to watch! Happy #WorldWaterDay2021 everyone!
#ruralwater

03/19/2021

Thank you Rep. Russ Fulcher for taking time to listen about the infrastructure needs that support Idaho’s rural communities like the Rural Development water/wastewater loan and grant program, the Circuit Rider program, and the new apprenticeship training program.

#RuralWaterRepresents #ruralwater #waterrally21

Thank you Rep. Russ Fulcher for taking time to listen about the infrastructure needs that support Idaho’s rural communities like the Rural Development water/wastewater loan and grant program, the Circuit Rider program, and the new apprenticeship training program.

#RuralWaterRepresents #ruralwater #waterrally21

Bruce Evans Day declared in Emmett 03/18/2021

Bruce Evans Day declared in Emmett

Congrats on your retirement, BruceSherry Evans!!!
#ruralwater

Bruce Evans Day declared in Emmett At the March 9 Emmett City Council meeting, Emmett Mayor Gordon Petrie issued a proclamation that Friday, March 19, 2021 “shall be known throughout the corporate limits of the Great

Photos from Idaho Rural Water Association's post 03/17/2021

We want to thank Steve Truitt with Penn Valley Pump Company, Inc. and Ryan Spanton with Goble Sampson Associates for the Lunch & Learn event at our facility today. We appreciated his presentation of a Double Disc Sludge Pump to us and other industry-related guests.
#ruralwater #wastewater #sludge #sludgepump

03/15/2021

| U.S. EPA extends LCR effective date, but preparations should continue

#ruralwater

| U.S. EPA extends LCR effective date, but preparations should continue U.S. water utilities should start preparing for a host of new requirements in the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), even though the effective date has been extended by three months to June 17, 2021.

Photos from Idaho Rural Water Association's post 03/08/2021

We want to thank Mike Simpson for his strong support for Idaho’s water/wastewater infrastructure programs like the Rural Development and DEQ infrastructure loan and grant programs, the Circuit Rider program, and the EPA technical assistance program. Your leadership improves the lives of all Idaho citizens! #ruralwater #waterrally21 #RuralWaterRepresents

[03/07/21]   Today kicks off National Groundwater Awareness Week! #GWAW

Here are some interesting facts about the role groundwater plays in Idaho’s economic vitality:

• There are approximately 42,500 known residential wells statewide
• 674 community water systems use groundwater for 997,000
people
• 236 non-community, non-transient water systems use
groundwater for 49,300 people
• 1,013 non-community, transient water systems use
groundwater for 118,400 people
• 9,190 irrigation wells used serving 3,070 farms and
1,430,000 acres

#ruralwater

03/04/2021

A big thank you to Senator Jim Risch for taking time to listen to the infrastructure needs that support Idaho’s rural communities like the Rural Development water/wastewater loan and grant program, Circuit Rider program, and the new apprenticeship training program. We appreciate your continued support! #ruralwater #RuralWaterRepresents #waterrally21

A big thank you to Senator Jim Risch for taking time to listen to the infrastructure needs that support Idaho’s rural communities like the Rural Development water/wastewater loan and grant program, Circuit Rider program, and the new apprenticeship training program. We appreciate your continued support! #ruralwater #RuralWaterRepresents #waterrally21

02/11/2021

We are always excited to highlight our growing Apprenticeship Program here at IRWA! Please reach out to us if you are are interested in the program! Happy National Apprenticeship Week!

#ruralwater #apprenticeship #ApprenticeshipWeek #training

We are always excited to highlight our growing Apprenticeship Program here at IRWA! Please reach out to us if you are are interested in the program! Happy National Apprenticeship Week!

#ruralwater #apprenticeship #ApprenticeshipWeek #training

02/09/2021

WaterRally21

IRWA supports the bipartisan bill to increase funding for rural water systems because Idahoans depend on Rural Water for safe and clean water. #waterrally21 #ruralwater Rep. Russ Fulcher Mike Simpson Senator Jim RischSenator Mike Crapo National Rural Water Association (NRWA)

NRWA Rally 2021 - Teaser Video 01 02/09/2021

NRWA Rally 2021 - Teaser Video 01

NRWA Rally 2021 - Teaser Video 01 This is "NRWA Rally 2021 - Teaser Video 01" by National Rural Water Association on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

02/09/2021

NRWA Supports the Bipartisan Bill to Increase Emergency Funding for Rural Water Systems | NRWA

#ruralwater #waterrally21

NRWA Supports the Bipartisan Bill to Increase Emergency Funding for Rural Water Systems | NRWA This past Friday, February 5, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to provide rural communities

Someone tried to poison Oldsmar’s water supply during hack, sheriff says 02/09/2021

Someone tried to poison Oldsmar’s water supply during hack, sheriff says

Be careful and stay vigilant.
#ruralwater #safewater

Someone tried to poison Oldsmar’s water supply during hack, sheriff says Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the attacker tried to raise levels of sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, by a factor of more than 100.

2020 Spring Conference Photos 01/28/2021

2020 Spring Conference Photos

We have opened registration for the Annual Spring Conference! Visit our website for additional details and to register! https://www.idahoruralwater.com/Training/Conferences/SpringConference.aspx

#ruralwater #Conference2021 #operatortraining

2020 Spring Conference Photos 2020 Spring Conference Photos

Wastewater Treatment I & II Certification Review (online class) 01/26/2021

Wastewater Treatment I & II Certification Review (online class)

We are hosting our first combo class here at our training facility tomorrow! Our very own Paul Sifford will be teaching his Wastewater Treatment I & II Certification Review class - both in person and on-line! It's not too late to register and attend on-line! Click here for more information: https://www.idahoruralwater.com/Training/Training/TabId/5524/ArtMID/17897/ArticleID/47882/Wastewater-Treatment-I-II-Certification-Review-online-class.aspx

We also want to thank #WorkForceDevelopment for their partnership!

#ruralwater #wastewatertreatment #training

Wastewater Treatment I & II Certification Review (online class) Note: This page is for the online version of this class, which can be taken from anywhere you have a strong internet connection. To sign up for the in-person class in Boise, click here.   This is a review course for operators preparing to take a Level I or II Wastewater Treatment licensing ex...

FBI warns public, law enforcement of 'substantial' danger of explosive devices at protests 01/15/2021

FBI warns public, law enforcement of 'substantial' danger of explosive devices at protests

#ruralwater

FBI warns public, law enforcement of 'substantial' danger of explosive devices at protests The danger to the public and to law enforcement officers from explosive devices during protests planned in all 50 states between now and Inauguration Day "is substantial," the FBI warned in a new awareness bulletin obtained by ABC News.

Adopt-A-School Funding Request 2021 01/13/2021

Adopt-A-School Funding Request 2021

The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) is once again offering teachers grants for education activities/equipment for water education with a focus on wastewater treatment.

The following is the link to the grant information and application. It is a very simple process and please let any teachers in your area know of the opportunity for grant funds. Applications close this week.

If you have any questions contact Catherine at the info provided below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd30XbA3yvXGbCM4Y4PCVDm5YBmgDzddSa07z7u8QRkqYQ6pw/viewform

Catherine

Rivers Edge Environmental Consulting
208-861-4601

Adopt-A-School Funding Request 2021 The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) is an association of water environment professionals who support student education and career-building efforts in the stormwater and wastewater fields. Our rivers and wetlands are healthier than they’ve been in generations, but more work is nee...

01/07/2021

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Doug Anderton, a Rural Water Hero | NRWA

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Doug Anderton, a Rural Water Hero | NRWA Doug Anderton, former NRWA President and National Director from the great state of Georgia, passed away December 28, 2020. Mr. Anderton was an avid Rural

12/16/2020

NRWA Advocates for Financial Assistance to Help Rural Utilities Impacted by COVID, Congress Responds | NRWA

http://nrwa.org/nrwa-advocates-for-financial-assistance-to-help-rural-utilities-impacted-by-covid-congress-responds/

#ruralwater

nrwa.org Duncan, Oklahoma – The Senate Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill includes $1 billion in funding to USDA Rural Development to provide financial support to rural

12/15/2020

We are happy to be hosting the first of several Backflow Recertification classes taught by Stacy Stuart with Stuart’s Backflow at our training facility today. #ruralwater #backflow #handsonlearning

[12/09/20]   Water Utility Essential Workers: The Department of Homeland Security recognizes water and wastewater utility staff and their suppliers and manufacturers as part of the “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce”. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s phased approach for COVID-19 vaccinations recommends that non-health care essential workers, which include water utility staff, receive priority in Phase 1-B of the COVID Vaccination Program (see Section 4). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will continue to work closely with CDC and other federal agencies to ensure that the water sector continues to receive the most up to date information and the agency recommends water utilities coordinate with their state and local governments and health departments regarding vaccination distribution planning.

#ruralwater #essentialworkers #waterutilities

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