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Awards of Excellence

Recognizing the outstanding contributions of rural water & wastewater professionals is one of the highlights of Idaho Rural Water Association’s Spring Conferences. This is an opportunity to place recognition for outstanding performance and professionalism where it is deserved!

Awards are presented during our Annual Spring Conference in March.   

The deadline for the 2022 Awards of Excellence is Friday, February 4th, 2022.

If you know someone (or a system) who is doing a great job, recognize them by completing the Awards of Excellence Nomination Form!


Award Category Descriptions

Water / Wastewater Operations Specialist of the Year: This award recognizes both an Idaho licensed drinking water and Idaho licensed wastewater operations specialist who are actively working in the field with outstanding leadership abilities and accomplishments in the drinking water/wastewater operations. 

Rookie of the Year: This award recognizes someone who has acquired their operator's license in the State of Idaho (drinking water or wastewater) within the last twelve months that does an outstanding job.

Administrator of the Year: This award recognizes an administrative employee (City Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer, Administrator, Manager, etc.) for outstanding performance in office management, customer service and any other procedures that have benefited the operation of the utility.

Doug Mac Nichol Humanitarian of the Year: This award recognizes someone concerned with the interest and welfare of the public and is one who possesses traits of compassion for other humans by their acts of kindness. They go above and beyond for their community.

Water / Wastewater System of the Year: This award recognizes a water and wastewater utility system that has demonstrated exceptional efforts to properly manage, operate and maintain their systems.

Source Water Protection System of the Year: This award recognizes a water utility system in Idaho that has demonstrated exceptional efforts to protect their drinking water for its customers and neighbors through the development or implementation of a source water protection plan.

Kelly Dahlquist Community Impact Award: This award recognizes an individual who uses herculean efforts to build up Idaho communities through drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects, strategic planning for city revitalization or has developed creative solutions to longstanding community challenges. This individual will embody a spirit of generosity and passion for Idaho’s communities.

 

PRINT THE NOMINATION FORM

or 


SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC NOMINATION!

Publish Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Project Construction Process

November 30 - December 3, 2021 - Online

Event date: 11/30/2021 10:00 AM - 12/3/2021 2:00 PM Export event

Project Construction Process

This class will be four hours each day for four days. You must attend all classes to earn 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 10 AM - 2 PM MST
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10 AM - 2 PM MST
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 10 AM - 2 PM MST
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 10 AM - 2 PM MST

We will be using the Student Manual, "Water Distribution System Construction Training Course". It is sold by California Rural Water Association for $60.  We encourage you to buy a manual.

This course delves into construction technique for system operators.  Techniques conform to pertinent sets of published construction standards including the standards produced by AWWA.  

Topics covered:

Construction Pre-planning
Cave-in Protection
Implementing the Construction Plan
Pipe laying Procedures
Blueprint Reading
Hydrants, Valves, and Other Appurtenances
Construction Safety
Thrust Blocks
Traffic Control
Corrosion and Corrosion Control
Pipe Materials 
Bedding, Backfill and Clean-up
Trenching Techniques 
Disinfection and Testing

Instructors: Gary Sievers and Jeff Cook, IRWA
CE
Us Earned: 1.2 Drinking Water/Wastewater

Cost: $240 members / $340 non-members

Dates & Time: (1-hour earlier if in Pacific Time)
You must attend all four days of classes.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 10 AM - 2 PM MST
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10 AM - 2 PM MST
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 10 AM - 2 PM MST
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 10 AM - 2 PM MST

REGISTER NOW

Register utilizing the appropriate link below. If you are unsure if your utility is a member, please click on the link to view current IRWA members then proceed with your registration accordingly.

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