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The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water is a non-profit membership association of over 800 water and wastewater systems and related professionals and is Indiana"s ONLY representative to the National Rural Water Association. NRWA is the nation"s largest utility association with 31,000 members. Our affiliation with NRWA provides the only cohesive voice representing water and wastewater systems, together leading the way in rural water legislation.

SepticSmart Decentralized Wastewater Webcast

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces it"s fourth annual SepticSmart Week – September 19-23, 2016. EPA’s SepticSmart initiative is a nation-wide public education effort that aims to inform homeowners living on properties serviced by septic systems on the importance of properly maintaining their septic system and provide valuable resources to help homeowners make important decisions regarding their wastewater management needs.
Join in the SepticSmart Decentralized Wastewater Webcast on September 8, 2016 at 1:00pm. This webinar will explore tools and outreach efforts for the upcoming SepticSmart Week. More Info…

Failing septic systems can potentially contaminate drinking water sources. The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water is requesting that our member utility systems keep their customers informed by making this information available either by displaying it in your offices or by posting it on your websites.


Since the release of the Pokémon Go app, numerous reports have been made of suspicious activity in the vicinity of critical infrastructure (CI) assets from our partners in the water industry.We encourage all CI stakeholders to review the report from the Governor"s office and Homeland Security and consider taking the steps outlined to remove your asset locations from the game. Please share this information with your network of contacts. Critical Infrastructure and Pokemon Go

Affinity Programs


The National Rural Water Association has a new series of affinity programs to support small water and wastewater utilities across the country.
These unique and valuable programs and services are only available to our members!

EPA Webinar: Lost and Forgotten Tools of the OpCert Program

EPA Presented by the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water Operator Certification Program. Attendees will learn how operators can deal with day-to-day preventive maintenance; how schools, states and utilities are utilizing apprenticeship programs to train the next generation of utility managers; and how to use the "Decision Maker"s Guide" to help in hiring contract operators.

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Lead & Copper Webinar Series

EPA EPA’s Office of Water is hosting a 3-part webinar series discussing the Lead & Copper Rule. For all three webinars: Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear from EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule writers and managers. Water Faucet

Who Should Attend? This webinar is open to states, primacy agencies, tribes, community planners, water systems, academia, and those seeking further explanation of the Lead and Copper Rule.

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Removal of Multiple Contaminants: Biological Treatment and Ion Exchange

EPA EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water (OW) invite you to a free webinar – Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST

Who Should Attend? State primacy agencies, tribes, community planners, technical assistance providers, academia, and water systems interested in issues facing community water systems and solutions to help solve them.

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NetDMR – Have You Signed Up?!

netdmr_logo If you aren"t already signed up, this is the year! (IDEM will not be accepting any paper DMRs/MROs/MMRs after November 2016.) We know that changing the way you"re used to doing things can be daunting, but that"s where we come in! Our wastewater circuit riders have helped numerous system specialists get signed up, and are trained and ready to help you. We can come to you, or we also offer lab sessions at our conference so that IDEM personnel can help you get signed up one on one. Either way you"ll walk away confident in your ability to submit DMRs/MROs/MMRs! Contact us for more info on conference lab session times.

IDEM – NetDMR Info Page
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