Highly Important Permanganate Notice
2023 Best Tasting Water in Indiana Named!

2023 Best Tasting Water in Indiana Named!

Fort Wayne City Utilities’ Water Named Best Tasting Water in Indiana during State Finals Competition!

Officials at the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water have found the best-tasting water in Indiana. On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, Fort Wayne City Utilities - Three Rivers Filtration Plant was announced as the winner of a state-wide competition to identify the tastiest rural water in the state

Best Tasting Water in Indiana 2024

Best Tasting Water in Indiana 2024

2024 Water Taste Test Contest

We will be holding four "regional" taste tests in 2024. Winners from each region will advance to compete in the “Best Tasting Water in Indiana” at our annual Fall Conference in Fort Wayne, IN.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2023

National Apprenticeship Week 2023

"NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as rebuilding our country’s infrastructure, addressing critical supply chain demands, supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, and responding to care economy issues."

During National Apprenticeship Week 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor will highlight the following key themes:

  • Monday, November 13: Registered Apprenticeship for Youth 
  • Tuesday, November 14: Registered Apprenticeship in New and Emerging Industries
  • Wednesday, November 15: Expanding Registered Apprenticeship to Underserved Populations
  • Thursday, November 16: Women in Registered Apprenticeship
  • Friday, November 17: Registered Apprenticeship for Veterans and Federal Employees

National Apprenticeship Week | Apprenticeship.gov

2023 Scholarship Golf Outing & Clay Shoot Events

2023 Scholarship Golf Outing & Clay Shoot Events

Golf Outing: Hawk's Tail Golf Course in Greenfield, IN; Clay Shoot: Ossian Conservation Club in Ossian, IN

This year's Scholarship Golf Outing was held on Thursday, September 14 in Greenfield, IN, and the Clay Shoot was held on Tuesday, October 17 in conjunction with the 2023 Fall Conference and took place in Ossian, IN.

2023 Fall Conference Recap

2023 Fall Conference Recap

Grand Wayne Convention Center - Fort Wayne, Indiana

The 2023 Fall Conference in Downtown Fort Wayne was a whirlwind of learning, networking, and fun! We hosted a total of 640 people at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

Kirkham IronTech Named as One of the Top 250 Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) Worldwide

New Locations for Vermeer Midwest in Bloomington, IN

Conference Attendee Wins Trip to 2023 NRWA WaterPro Conference!

Conference Attendee Wins Trip to 2023 NRWA WaterPro Conference!

The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water teamed up with sponsors Covalen and Midwestern Engineers, Inc. to give away an all inclusive trip for two to the 2023 National Rural Water Association’s WaterPro Conference in Aurora, Colorado!

2023 Leadership Summit Recap

2023 Leadership Summit Recap

Horizon Convention Center - Muncie, IN

This year's Leadership Summit was on July 19 & 20th in downtown Muncie, Indiana. 

2023 Operator Expos Recap

2023 Operator Expos Recap

Southern - Huntingburg, IN / Northern - Akron, IN

Thank you to all who participated in our Operator Expos! Our Southern Expo was held on Thursday, May 18, in Huntingburg, Indiana and our Northern Expo was held on Thursday, May 25 in Akron, Indiana. Between our demonstrators and operators, we had over 500 people in attendance at our Expos this year!


Highly Important Permanganate Notice

Fire occurred at a chemical plant operated by Carus LLC in LaSalle, LaSalle County, Illinois on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023



Due to a large fire occurring at a chemical plant operated by Carus LLC in LaSalle, LaSalle County, Illinois on Wednesday, January 11, 2023,, they believe they will not be able to fulfill all orders for potassium and sodium permanganate for approximately the next 90-days.  



  • Coordinate with your supplier(s) regarding any planned/upcoming deliveries
  • Conserve existing supplies
  • Contact InWARN regarding potential mutual aid and assistance from the InWARN network
  • Contact IDEM to discuss steps that can be taken (alternative chemicals, treatment processes changes, etc.)
  • Communicate potential impacts to treatment operations to customers


If you need to report chemical supply chain issues to IDEM, or if you have any questions about this IDEM notice, do not hesitate to contact Travis Goodwin at 317-775-5473 or by email at: Tgoodwin1@idem.IN.gov.

You may also contact INWARN or Sherri Winters, Alliance Programs Manager, as we all communicate such emergencies to one another.  swinters@inh2o.org or 317-408-4284

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