A FREE small system webinar on Setting Effective Rates & Accessing Funding is scheduled for July 27 & 28. CLICK HERE for information on registering for this event.

Iowa Project AWARE River Cleanup Comes to Raccoon River in 2021

Iowa Project AWARE, the annual canoe-based volunteer river cleanup, will convene in central Iowa this year. The cleanup has been set for July 11-16 on the Middle and South Raccoon Rivers in Carroll, Guthrie, and Dallas Counties. A group from the Iowa Section of the American Water Works Association and the Iowa Water Environment Association (IAWEA) is being organized by Taylor Hopper (contact information below).

The AWWA/IAWEA group will participate in two to three days on the river, starting July 12. (Sunday, July 11 will consist of a meet & greet and camping.) AWWA/IAWEA members and friends are welcome to participate for all or part of the group outing or even stay longer if desired. Sign up soon for the lowest cost; the pre-sale discount expires April 15. Additional discounts are available for young professional and student members of the Iowa Section AWWA and IAWEA.

For more information visit or contact Taylor at 515.233.0000 or [email protected]

Caption: A canoe-maran is utilized to haul a deep freeze found in the river during Iowa Project AWARE

Posted: 4/8/2021

ACE21 is All Virtual!

AWWA has announced it is transforming the 2021 AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE21) into an all-virtual event. Registration information for the ACE21 All Virtual event and details on refunds, hotel and airline cancellations, exhibit and sponsor questions are available on the ACE website.

AWWA Water Equation Recaps 2020 Impact

Check your inbox for the February issue of Water Connections!

In this issue you will find:

  - Water For People Committee Update: Fundraising Milestone, Final 2020 Fundraising Results, 30th Anniversary Celebration and Odds and Ends, by Taylor Hopper, FOX Engineering

  - Feature Article: Ames Water Treatment Plant Split Treatment Study, by Neil Weiss, City of Ames Water and Pollution Control Department

  - AWWA-IA Board Update: Spring Short Course and Annual Conference Update

  - Fluoridation Series: Article 1 of 4

Posted: 2/26/2021

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 


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