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

Photos from Idaho Rural Water Association's post 09/01/2021

We would like to thank everyone who attended our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! We appreciate your continued support with our mission to provide technical assistance, training and a strong representative voice for the benefit of Idaho's drinking water and wastewater utility systems. #ruralwater #ribboncutting #idahoruralwater

09/01/2021

Dear IRWA members:

The City of Kuna would like to collaborate with another sewer agency to bid center pivots for land application and reduce associated headaches. The pivots must be of quality to handle treated sewer effluent.

This project entails any necessary work to have fully functional center pivots, such as pipe and electrical work.

If you know of anyone who has already or plans to upgrade to pivots, please contact Catherine Feistner, the Assistant City Engineer at 208-639-5347 or [email protected]. The City of Kuna appreciates your assistance.

Again, appreciate your help with this!

Cheers,

Cat Feistner, EIT

City of Kuna – Asst. City Engineer

Office: 208-639-5347

751 W 4th St

PO Box 13

Kuna, ID 83634
#ruralwater

Dear IRWA members:

The City of Kuna would like to collaborate with another sewer agency to bid center pivots for land application and reduce associated headaches. The pivots must be of quality to handle treated sewer effluent.

This project entails any necessary work to have fully functional center pivots, such as pipe and electrical work.

If you know of anyone who has already or plans to upgrade to pivots, please contact Catherine Feistner, the Assistant City Engineer at 208-639-5347 or [email protected]. The City of Kuna appreciates your assistance.

Again, appreciate your help with this!

Cheers,

Cat Feistner, EIT

City of Kuna – Asst. City Engineer

Office: 208-639-5347

751 W 4th St

PO Box 13

Kuna, ID 83634
#ruralwater

08/24/2021

We would like to congratulate Brandon Metoxen, team member of the City of Lapwai Utilities department, for successful completion of the California State University Sacramento, Office of Water Program, course: Operation & Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems. Brandon completed the 36 hour course with other new and aspiring operators in Idaho Rural Water Association’s Class I and Apprenticeship Training Program.

Participants throughout Idaho will complete a total of 144 hours of course training in 2021 via Zoom classes with Gary Sievers, IRWA’s Technical Trainer. The drinking water and wastewater industry requires operators to be skilled and knowledgeable in multiple areas, from hands-on maintenance and problem solving, safety standards, chemistry and sampling, compliance and regulations, and ever changing technology.

Thank you to Mayor Antonio Smith, City of Lapwai, for your support of our operators!

#ruralwater #apprenticeship

We would like to congratulate Brandon Metoxen, team member of the City of Lapwai Utilities department, for successful completion of the California State University Sacramento, Office of Water Program, course: Operation & Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems. Brandon completed the 36 hour course with other new and aspiring operators in Idaho Rural Water Association’s Class I and Apprenticeship Training Program.

Participants throughout Idaho will complete a total of 144 hours of course training in 2021 via Zoom classes with Gary Sievers, IRWA’s Technical Trainer. The drinking water and wastewater industry requires operators to be skilled and knowledgeable in multiple areas, from hands-on maintenance and problem solving, safety standards, chemistry and sampling, compliance and regulations, and ever changing technology.

Thank you to Mayor Antonio Smith, City of Lapwai, for your support of our operators!

#ruralwater #apprenticeship

08/11/2021

#ruralwater #cleandrinkingwater

Clean, reliable water sources are fundamental to the health and prosperity of Idaho citizens and businesses now and in the future. These new planning grants help ensure communities across Idaho are in the best position possible to significantly upgrade the water systems we rely on: https://gov.idaho.gov/pressrelease/gov-little-prioritizes-clean-reliable-water-systems-with-new-planning-grants/

IRWA'S 2021 FALL CONFERENCE - Registration is NOW Open! 08/09/2021

IRWA'S 2021 FALL CONFERENCE - Registration is NOW Open!

https://conta.cc/3lT50bv

IRWA'S 2021 FALL CONFERENCE - Registration is NOW Open! September 29th & 30th in Post Falls, Idaho Conference registration is now open! 2021 FALL CONFERENCE September 29th & 30th Red Lion Templin's Hotel on the River 414 E. 1st Avenue Post Falls, Idaho 838

07/29/2021

…and we’re off! Headed up North for some pre-Fall conference meetings! #ruralwater

…and we’re off! Headed up North for some pre-Fall conference meetings! #ruralwater

07/27/2021

We would like to congratulate Paul Blanchard, team member of the Heyburn Wastewater Department, for successful completion of the California State University Sacramento, Office of Water Program, course: Small Water System Operation and Maintenance. Paul completed the 36 hour course with other new and aspiring operators in Idaho Rural Water Association’s Class I and Apprenticeship Training Program.

Participants throughout Idaho will complete a total of 144 hours of course training in 2021 via Zoom classes with Gary Sievers, IRWA’s Technical Trainer. The drinking water and wastewater industry requires operators to be skilled and knowledgeable in multiple areas, from hands-on maintenance and problem solving, safety standards, chemistry and sampling, compliance and regulations, and ever changing technology.

Thank you to the City of Heyburn for your support of our operators!

Below: Jeff Cook, IRWA Circuit Rider, and Paul Blanchard, Heyburn Wastewater Team

#ruralwater #apprenticeship #idahoruralwaterassociation #apprentice

We would like to congratulate Paul Blanchard, team member of the Heyburn Wastewater Department, for successful completion of the California State University Sacramento, Office of Water Program, course: Small Water System Operation and Maintenance. Paul completed the 36 hour course with other new and aspiring operators in Idaho Rural Water Association’s Class I and Apprenticeship Training Program.

Participants throughout Idaho will complete a total of 144 hours of course training in 2021 via Zoom classes with Gary Sievers, IRWA’s Technical Trainer. The drinking water and wastewater industry requires operators to be skilled and knowledgeable in multiple areas, from hands-on maintenance and problem solving, safety standards, chemistry and sampling, compliance and regulations, and ever changing technology.

Thank you to the City of Heyburn for your support of our operators!

Below: Jeff Cook, IRWA Circuit Rider, and Paul Blanchard, Heyburn Wastewater Team

#ruralwater #apprenticeship #idahoruralwaterassociation #apprentice

07/26/2021

We now manage two new potable water distribution trailers which will provide safe and clean drinking water to those in need! The trailers were deployed to the city of Genesee, Idaho, in response to the city’s declining water levels in their primary well.

We are thankful to partner with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality as together we help serve Idaho’s communities!

#ruralwater #cleandrinkingwater #partnershipsmatter

07/15/2021

#ruralwater #ribboncutting #idahoruralwaterassociation

#ruralwater #ribboncutting #idahoruralwaterassociation

Two water trailers brought to Genesee by state agencies 07/15/2021

Two water trailers brought to Genesee by state agencies

We are happy to coordinate our efforts as we assist our rural communities. #ruralwater

Two water trailers brought to Genesee by state agencies The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and Idaho Rural Water Association recently sent two potable water trailers to Genesee, to help with the city’s ongoing water supply issues.

Boise neighborhood struggles with private wells drying up amid drought 07/14/2021

Boise neighborhood struggles with private wells drying up amid drought

A reminder of the importance of water and water conservation...... #ruralwater #idahoruralwaterassociation #waterconservation

Boise neighborhood struggles with private wells drying up amid drought Suez Water said the water wells were dug 50 years ago when the area was farmland and only go down 50 feet. Over the years, the aquifer hasn't been replenished.

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

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