Idaho Rural Water Association
Proudly Representing Idaho's Drinking Water and Wastewater Utility Systems

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Our Services

  • Technical Assistance (Water)
  • Technical Assistance (Wastewater)
  • Source Water Protection
  • IRWA Training Seminars

Technical Assistance (Water) IRWA’s Circuit riders offer one-on-one technical assistance on-your-site with the operators and management of the systems. This assistance and training covers areas of daily operation and maintenance, management and finance, leak detection, cross-connection, sanitary surveys, rate structures, operator licensure training, meter testing, treatment, disinfection, well construction, compliance and other issues pertaining to water and wastewater. Special emphasis is placed on those systems that are out of compliance with Federal and State drinking water regulations.

Technical Assistance (Wastewater) Technical assistance is offered in not only water but also wastewater. Wastewater addresses issues such as operator licensure training, discharge monitoring reports, NPDES permits, collection systems, operation and maintenance, process disinfection and safety.

The Source Water Protection Programs assists with technical assistance and training in the development of source water protection plans for communities, districts and regional multi-jurisdictional areas. This will help your system maintain the highest quality of drinking water in the long-term.
IRWA Training Seminars Training subjects that are covered address various water and wastewater issues. IRWA also hosts an Annual Conference in the Spring and a Northern Conference in the Fall with training sessions and exhibits that feature the latest in technological advances in the industry.

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Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Funding Agency Training for Water and Wastewater Projects - Virtual Training

November 17 & 18, 2020 - Online

Event date: 11/17/2020 9:00 AM - 11/18/2020 12:00 PM Export event

This training is being conducted to go over funding opportunities for drinking water and wastewater projects. To go over how to apply for these funds, and what the processes look like. 

This training will be virtual, using Zoom, the mornings of November 17 and November 18. 

To view the full agenda, click here

Registration for Day 1 – Funding Information


Registration for Day 2 – Engineer, Environmental, and Final Funding Information


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About Us

Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation originally formed in 1987 to provide training and technical assistance to water and wastewater facilities in Idaho with populations under 10,000. The non-profit corporation is currently comprised of over 350 water and wastewater systems in Idaho. Those 350 systems elect a seven member board of directors that volunteer their time to govern the Association. The Directors are elected from IRWA’s member systems.

IRWA is here to ensure Idaho’s rural communities are safe while still maintaining the high quality of life we hold so dear.

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