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Small Systems Workshop: Optimizing Performance & Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems

This FREE workshop is intended for small water utility systems located within the state of Iowa, made possible through a Small Systems collaboration of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Partnership for Safe Water. IDNR CEUs will be available.

Date: July 27-28, 2020
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 am each day
Location: Virtual Workshop

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Visit the AWWA-IA Section events calendar for more information on this event.

Posted: 7/8/2020



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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