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MWEA Wastewater Pretreatment Workshop Postponed:  The MWEA Wastewater Pretreatment workshop scheduled for September 30, 2020 has been postponed until November 19, 2020. This course will be provided as an online virtual training. An agenda, registration information and fee will be forth coming. Please contact MWEA Senior Trustee, Barb Coffman for more information about participating in the training either as a presenter or a participant.
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Wildfire Checklist:  “As the wildfire season continues in the region, I would like to share the EPA Water Security Division tool, Wildfire Incident Action Checklist. This checklist can aid in creating a resilient water and wastewater facility so the facility can effectively prepare, respond and recover from a wildfire.” — Kyle St. Clair, US EPA Region 8

Covid-19 and Our Business: Some Things You Should Know

From OpCert:  Due to recent events, the CEC due date has been extended to August 31, 2020. Once the CEC requirement is met for the 2018-2020 CEC period, any additional CECs earned on or after June 1, 2020 will be credited to the 2020-2022 CEC period.

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MRWS Statement Concerning COVID-19

Nothing is more important than the health of our operators, presenters, vendors, and members. At this time, we at Montana Rural Water Systems are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization and are in regular contact with local health officials and our host hotel, the Heritage Inn. At this time, the 41st Annual Conference has been CANCELED.

MRWS Statement & Guide to 2021 Conference

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!

Recent News


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Only the National Rural Water Association can bring together this unique Products and Services Portfolio. Choose from website design & customer communications, to several insurance …

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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: …

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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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“Montana’s Water Future” video Premieres

MT Dept of Natural Resources and Conservation rolled out the red carpet with the premier of their “Montana’s Water Future” video! It was produced following …

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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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Information about COVID-19

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