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Montana Rural Water Systems

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What’s New?

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DNRC – FUNDING AVAILABLE! – RRGL (Renewable Resource Grant and Loan) – Opportunity for MCEP/CDBG Match Only 

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NRWA – Nearly $1.2B Settlement Win for Water Systems against Manufacturers of PFAS 

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DEQ Announces Approximately $1 Million in Available Grants for Water Quality Projects

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======================================Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Contractor Application and Contract

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SUBJECT: What We Urge You To Do To Protect Against The Threat of Ransomware

How to Apply for New Water/Sewer Infrastructure Grants

More information about the American Rescue Plan Act

 

Upcoming Events

Training & Where We Go!

TRAINING CALENDAR

Feb
22
Thu
Water & WW Operator Certification Review – Forsyth, MT
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Forsyth Review

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

  • This usually begins with MT00 unless you're Tribal.
  • If you're not certified or do not have a number, please use N/A.

Operator Exam Certification Review Session – Forsyth @ City Hall

Feb 22nd @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Water & WW Operator Certification Review

 Thursday, February, 22nd, 2024      8:00am—5:00pm

City Hall, 247 N 9th Ave, Forsyth, MT 

  • Comprehensive look at the “Needs to Know” list for your classification.
  • Intro to math equations for dosage, detention time, pressure, flow, etc.
  • Intro to all pertinent terminology relating to groundwater systems & lagoons.
  • Discuss chemical properties related to groundwater.
  • Discuss pump characteristics and hydraulics.
  • Intro to disinfection properties and methods.

Think of this as a session to get you acquainted with what you need to know for the exams!!

BRING ALL STUDY MATERIALS!!!

Whether you’ve applied to take an exam or are planning to apply, this review will get you on the right track for the comprehensive review in March at the MRWS Conference!!

Review presenters are MRWS Staff

No CEC’s for this session!

REGISTER BELOW

Contact Robin Franzen for details!

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

 

Feb
26
Mon
Cyber Security and Disaster Preparedness – Fire Hydrant Training – Townsend
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Agenda Here!

 

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

  • This usually begins with MT00 unless you're Tribal.
  • If you're not certified or do not have a number, please use N/A.

Feb
27
Tue
Cyber Security and Disaster Preparedness – Fire Hydrant Training – White Sulfur Springs
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Agenda Here!

 

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

  • This usually begins with MT00 unless you're Tribal.
  • If you're not certified or do not have a number, please use N/A.

Mar
5
Tue
Cyber Security and Disaster Preparedness – Fire Hydrant Training – Glasgow
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda Here!

 

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

  • This usually begins with MT00 unless you're Tribal.
  • If you're not certified or do not have a number, please use N/A.

Mar
6
Wed
Cyber Security and Disaster Preparedness – Fire Hydrant Training – Sidney
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda Here!

 

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

  • This usually begins with MT00 unless you're Tribal.
  • If you're not certified or do not have a number, please use N/A.

Mar
7
Thu
Cyber Security and Disaster Preparedness – Fire Hydrant Training – Baker
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda Here!

 

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

  • This usually begins with MT00 unless you're Tribal.
  • If you're not certified or do not have a number, please use N/A.

Our Mission

At MRWS, our mission is to provide quality training and technical assistance to Drinking Water, Waste Water, and Tribal systems — to enable them to produce the best product with their available resources!

Friends Helping Friends

Recent News

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Imagine a Day Without Water – October 19th

    For more information on this event, visit https://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/  

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Covid-19 – Everything You Need to Know!

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Emerging Contaminants – Manganese in Drinking Water

Emerging Contaminants – Manganese in Drinking Water Check out important information on Manganese in Drinking Water on the links below MT DEQ – Manganese in …

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Emerging Contaminants – PFAS Information

What is PFAS? What should I know? Do I have PFAS in my water? What is being done for regulations for PFAS?

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Disinfection By-Products Rule Explained

Compliance with the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproduct (DBP) Rule is required for Community (C) and Non-Transient Non-Community (NTNC) Public Water Systems that use a disinfectant …

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Build Flood Resilience at Your Water Utility

The EPA’s new “Flood Resilience Guide” helps small and medium utilities become more resilient to flooding. Find the full guide on the EPA website: EPA.gov: …

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MT DEQ Operator Certification Exam resources and study materials

In Montana, all drinking water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, or water distribution systems must be operated under the supervision of a fully certified operator …

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NRWA Launches “Unfiltered” Video Update on Legislative and Regulatory Issues

by Carol Booth DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association launched the “Rural Water: Unfiltered” video update today. Unfiltered features discussion and commentary from …

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EPA’s Hazard Mitigation Guide for Natural Disasters

This guide encourages water and wastewater utilities to work with their local mitigation planners to implement priority projects using FEMA or other source funding.  It …

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