Check your inbox for the December issue of Water Connections!

The December issue of the Water Connections, the AWWA-IA Section's E-newsletter, was emailed today! In this issue you will find:

  - Holiday Greeting from AWWA-Iowa Section

  - Feature Article: Water Industry Veteran Seeks Stamp of Approval, by Chad Meyer, People Service, Inc.

  - Update: 2021 Board of Directors, by Jenny Puffer, AWWA-IA Chair, Des Moines Water Works

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August 16-22 was Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week!
W/WW Worker WeekOn July 15, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed August 16-22, 2020 as Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week to recognize water and wastewater workers in Iowa for their dedication to improving quality of life and protecting public health. CLICK HERE to view the proclamation.  








Posted: 8/3/2020
Updated: 8/17/2020

FEMA Infrared Thermometers Available to Critical Infrastructure Workers through IOWARN Network

A limited supply of infrared thermometers have been made available through IOWARN for utilities that are implementing procedures requiring employees to undergo temperature scans when arriving at work or begin to feel ill. Thermometers are available for pickup at specific water/wastewater utilities in each of the six IDNR Regions. Download the IOWARN notice for additional information on how to obtain a thermometer in your area.  

Posted: 6/23/2020 

AWWA Government Affairs Office Requests Water Utility Participation

NRCS Refining Source Water Protection Local Priorities for Fiscal Year 2021

The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) headquarters has requested that each NRCS state office designate high priority source water protection areas for prioritizing future use of conservation funds.  The AWWA Government Affairs Office is encouraging water utilities to contact their local NRCS office to discuss their source water areas and needs to assist the NRCS in determining these priority areas. Download the Government Affairs Office letter to AWWA Members and NRCS National Bulletin for additional information.  The NRCS's deadline for prioritizing watersheds is September 30, 2020.

Posted: 6/17/2020


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