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Please read the information below regarding safety policies for in-person classes.

Idaho Rural Water Association places the health and safety of our communities in the highest regard. As such we are doing our best to comply with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Idaho Governor's office to limit the spread of COVID-19. If you have had any cold or flu-like symptoms or a fever, or have been around someone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, please stay home to prevent the spread of the virus.

We will be implementing 6 feet of separation between all students and instructors in our classrooms. We encourage the use of face masks, and we will have hand sanitizer available at each seat. In order to limit the spread of germs we will not be serving any water or refreshments at our training classes. We will also be limiting class size to accommodate for social distancing, so please register early! If you have questions about the cleaning regimen of any of the facilities, please contact Adrianna at 208-392-3576.

Online classes are still available through Suncoast Learning. You can obtain Idaho CEUs anytime from the comfort of your home or office.  

IRWA has added NEW live webinars! Please see below for a complete list of upcoming classes! 

Idaho Rural Water Association offers training classes for drinking water and wastewater utility operations specialists as well as for other related industry professionals such as utility boards members, elected officials, clerks, and managers.  Unless otherwise specified all classes have been approved or are pending approval for drinking water or wastewater CEUs (Continuing Education Units) by the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses (DOPL) - (formerly known as the State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses (IBOL)).

Monday, December 2, 2019

Proper Sampling Technique (Sponsored by EPA)

November 5th, 2020 - Sandpoint

Event date: 11/5/2020 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Export event

In this course we will discuss the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, and other applicable laws and regulations for drinking water operators. We will walk through filling out laboratory paperwork, discuss where to collect samples, how to develop a sample site plan, and common mistakes made by both operators and lab technicians. Additionally, we will cover the importance of monitoring the chlorine residual throughout your system, the need to develop Standard Operating Procedures for sample collection, and the do's and don'ts of sampling procedures. Hands-on exercises and practice ensure that operators learn a well rounded approach to proper sampling technique.

Operators are encouraged to bring a Colorimeter to this training.

Instructor: Jeff Cook - IRWA

CEUs Earned: 0.6 DW CEUs

Cost: $120 

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (local time)

Location:  View Map

City Council Chambers

1123 Lake St

Sandpoint, ID 83864


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