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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: Friday, January 22, 2021

Real World Considerations for Pump Design, Operation and Troubleshooting

February 24, 2021 - Online

Event date: 2/24/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event

Webinar Wednesday!

Please note: In order to obtain your CEU card you must register, even for free events.

This course will discuss various aspects of pump design which can be used by consulting engineers as well as plant staff.  Topics include piping and supports, gauges, switches, suction lift, total dynamic head -TDH, net positive suction head-NPSH, cavitation and when to use centrifugal versus positive displacement pumps.  We will also discuss pump operation and maintenance.  Pump troubleshooting will also be covered including tools the plant should have as well as common causes and remedies of pump issues.  This information comes from lessons learned during 31+ years of work in the water and wastewater industry.


Instructor: Steve Truitt, Penn Valley Pumps

CEUs Earned: 0.1 DW/WW CEU

Cost: Free to IRWA Members - Non-Members $40

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST) - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)

Location:  Online using Zoom platform. Registration is required for all participants. You will receive the link to join the webinar in your confirmation email. If you have questions about how to participate in virtual classes call Tondee Clark at 208-343-7001.


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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