Alliance Secures 4.1 Million Dollars for Communities to Train the Next Generation
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Activated Sludge for Phosphorus Removal

September 14, 2022 - Connersville, IN

Location: Connersville Wastewater Plant - 2600 Park Rd., Connersville, IN 47331

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (local time)

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater 

Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members / FREE if no CEUs are needed

2022 Operator Expos Recap

2022 Operator Expos Recap

Southern - Huntingburg, IN / Northern - Akron, IN

Our Southern Expo was held on May 19, in Huntingburg, Indiana and our Northern Expo held on May 26, in Akron, Indiana. Both Expos were both big successes!  We had over 250 people in attendance at each!

Alliance Secures 4.1 Million Dollars for Communities to Train the Next Generation

The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water, a local non-profit organization supporting Indiana’s rural water industry, has secured a total of 4.1 million dollars in reimbursement grants from the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) for rural communities across the state to utilize in order to gain more licensed water and wastewater operators.

Lagoon Operation & Troubleshooting

July 19, 2022 - Webinar

This class is offered in webinar format. Pre-registration and a valid email is required.

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (EDT)

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater   *pending IDEM approval

Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members / FREE if no CEUs are needed

 

Combined Sewer Overflows

December 1, 2022 - Webinar

This class is offered in webinar format. Pre-registration and a valid email is required.

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (EDT)

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater   

Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members / FREE if no CEUs are needed

 

Microbes & Microscopes

November 3 2022 - Linton, IN

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (local time)

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater 

Cost: $125 members / $175 non-members

 
2022 Spring Conference Recap

2022 Spring Conference Recap

French Lick Resort - French Lick, Indiana

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Spring Conference at the beautiful French Lick Resort in March!

2022 Award Recipients

2022 Award Recipients

The best of the best in the water and wastewater industry were honored at our 2022 Spring Conference.  Each recipient was presented with their award prior to the conference, then recognized throughout the event on a slideshow displaying on the event center's tv monitors throughout the venue! 

Pump Troubleshooting & Maintenance and System Hydraulics

July 21, 2022 - Pierceton, IN

Class size is limited to 40. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins.

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (local time)

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater & 5 PDH  *pending IDEM approval

Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members / FREE if no CEUs are needed

Location: Pierceton, IN - Old Train Depot, 115 E. Market St.

Pump Troubleshooting & Maintenance and System Hydraulics

November 2, 2022 - Indianapolis, IN

Class size is limited to 40. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins.

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (local time)

Contact Hours: 5 Technical Wastewater & 5 PDH  

Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members / FREE if no CEUs are needed

Location: Covalen World Headquarters - 6929 Brookville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46239

 

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Alliance Secures 4.1 Million Dollars for Communities to Train the Next Generation

Friday, June 3, 2022

(Franklin, IN) The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water, a local non-profit organization supporting Indiana’s rural water industry, has secured a total of 4.1 million dollars in reimbursement grants from the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) for rural communities across the state to utilize in order to gain more licensed water and wastewater operators. Access to this grant funding began in 2018 and will continue through December 2023. With over 50% of the water industry workforce retiring in the next five years, communities will fail to prosper or eventually even exist if replacements aren’t put in place and properly trained. Water and Wastewater Operations Specialists are imperative to our communities for access to clean drinking water and to ensure wastewater effluent is returned to the environment properly. The IFA, whose mission is “to oversee state-related debt issuance and provide efficient and effective financing solutions to facilitate state, local government and business investment in Indiana (in.gov),” has offered this grant opportunity to help subsidize utilities’ participation in the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water’s Apprenticeship Program, as approved by the U.S Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. 

In response to the industry’s need to train the next generation of skilled workers and standardize training across the state of Indiana, the Alliance of Indiana began taking on apprentices through the National Rural Water Association’s Apprenticeship Program. Once an Apprentice completes this 2-year program and passes an aptitude test given by the State of Indiana, he or she is considered a journey worker and can complete tasks unsupervised, making this person employable as a Systems Operations Specialist in the Water or Wastewater Industry. The Alliance was the very first state rural water association in the country to graduate an apprentice and has since become nationally recognized and a leader in combating future industry employment shortfalls.

The following Indiana towns, cities, or corporations have participated or are currently participating in the Alliance’s Apprenticeship Program: Albany Waterworks/Sewage Dept., BBP Water Corp., Bremen, Chalmers, Clay City, Colfax Water Works, Hartford City, Kingsford Heights, Lagro, Lewisville, Montezuma, New Castle, North Liberty, Oxford, Paoli, Plainville, Reynolds, Salem, Scottsburg, Silver Lake, South Harrison, Tennyson, Van Buren, Milford, Montpelier, Oakland City, Otterbein Water & Sewage Utilities, Pike-Gibson Water, Inc., Roann, Sullivan-Vigo Rural Water Corporation, Windfall Valley Rural Water Corp., and West Terre Haute Water & Wastewater.

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