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Alliance of Indiana Rural Water Solutions for water and waste water professionals.

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Member Services & Benefits

Could your system use an expert operator around to help track down problems or potential savings? Especially if you are on a tight budget, you should invest in the Alliance, a safety net of experienced technicians providing effective solutions. Don"t spend money you don"t have. Call the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water for FREE training and FREE technical assistance. We also offer these services for an additional fee:
  • Short Term Operator or Managerial Contracts
  • Safety Program / Training
  • GPS Locating
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Preventative Maintenance Programs
  • Customized Onsite Continuing Education Training

About Our Training & Technical Assistance

The Alliance staff provides training and onsite technical assistance on Safe Drinking Water Act compliance issues, public health protection (as it relates to drinking water), managerial issues, financial issues and operational issues to water and wastewater systems in Indiana that are under 10,000 in population. The Alliance is a nonprofit association with hundreds of systems as members and hires only experienced water and wastewater professionals, averaging more than 20 years in the industry, with convenient access to industry experts. Training and on-site work is supported by Federal contracts and grants that promote safe water for our communities. We are also funded by our membership. Our assistance is available thanks to grants from the US Environmental Protection Agency and USDA Rural Development. These grants allow us to provide water and wastewater utilities with four different assistance programs:

Training and Technical Assistance

Provides water operators, managers, and board members with formal classroom instruction on compliance, operational, financial and managerial issues and with follow-up on-site technical assistance. We conduct over 30 one day training sessions a year in various locations throughout Indiana. These sessions are all approved for continuing education units through IDEM for your license renewal needs. We also offer a board training series. To see a schedule of our training events click here. To contact the Water Training Specialist email Sherri Winters.

RD Water Circuit Rider

Provides free on-site technical assistance to water systems through the Circuit Rider Program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture"s Rural Utilities Service. The Circuit Rider Program provides hands-on assistance to water systems through leak detection assistance, pipe and valve location as well operational matters such as water treatment, testing, and emergency management. Circuit Riders can also assist with various reports and provide valuable information on water rates, loan and grant applications, and other managerial issues. To contact a Circuit Rider email Joe Frazier – Northern Indiana or Gordon Meyer – Southern Indiana.

RUS Wastewater Technical Assistance

Provides free on-site technical assistance and training to small rural and municipal wastewater systems across Indiana. Funded by Rural Utilities Service. Our goals are to promote proper wastewater treatment, to increase the operational knowledge of system personnel, to increase the management skills and knowledge of board members and system personnel, to increase the professionalism of wastewater and system personnel, and to promote environmental stewardship across the state of Indiana. We conduct over 30 training sessions a year in various locations throughout Indiana that are IDEM approved for continuing education units (CEU"s) and a wastewater license exam review class twice a year. To see a schedule of our training events click here. To contact a Wastewater Specialist email Kevin Wenzel – Northern Indiana, Rex Blanton – Southern Indiana.

FSA Source Water Program

A joint project by USDA"s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water designed to help prevent source water pollution through grassroots voluntary practices installed by producers as local levels. The goal of program is to create local teams to collaborate in the development of Rural Source Water Protection plans that promote clean ground water. The Source Water Protection Plan (SWP) includes: A map outlining the impacted area; An inventory of potential contaminant sources; A definition of areas that match up with entities and organizations; A definition of voluntary measures that may be initiated; Identification of public education initiatives; and Identification of entities and resources that will facilitate implementation of the plan and its sustainability. To get involved in your local source water protection efforts contact Toby Days.

Membership ApplicationsReceive 1 FREE Event Registration with all New 2017 Memberships!


Alliance of Indiana Rural Water Solutions for Water and Waste Water Professionals