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What’s New?

MSAWWA Safe Drinking Water Act workshop for October 7, 2021 in Billings is cancelled.  It will be rescheduled before December 31, 2021 as a 2 day virtual training, 3 hours each day.

CDBG CARES (CDBG-CV) Grant Application Deadline Extended

Now due October 7, 2021, at 5:00 pm; more information HERE!

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

A MESSAGE FROM: Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology
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 

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Read here for Tools of AWIA Compliance

There continues to be a call for vigilance among all utilities and government facilities nationwide as general trends regarding threats of terrorism linger. – Read More Here

WaterISAC Advisory on Current Egregor Ransomware Incident at Large Metropolitan Water Utility  – Read More Here

 

Upcoming Events

National Conference Competition!!

TRAINING CALENDAR

Oct
26
Tue
Montana Fall Water School – Bozeman @ MSU Strand Student Union Bldg
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm

The Montana Water and Wastewater Operators Initiative (MW2OI) is a collaborative effort to provide the most comprehensive training possible for Montana’s operators. MW2OI is a partnership between the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Civil Engineering and Academic Technology and Outreach at Montana State University, and the professional organizations representing Montana’s water and wastewater system operators.

MW2OI is offering Fall 2021 Water School to continue the long tradition of operator training at Montana State University. The Fall Water School will be a 2½ day training event held in-person at the Strand Union Building at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana on October 26-28, 2021.

Learn more and register here.

 

 

Nov
15
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Bozeman @ Bozeman Public Utilities Department
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm

Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course

A series of lectures followed by guided exercises in a wet lab will provide understanding of field testing methods on 4 backflow prevention assemblies: pressure vacuum breakers, spill resistant vacuum breakers, reduced pressure principle assemblies, and double check assemblies. Students will gain knowledge in hydraulics, backflow and backsiphonage, types of cross connections, and degrees of hazard and state and federal regulations. Friday afternoon participants can take a written exam and on Saturday morning can take a practical exam administered by the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA). Passing scores on both the exams will result in certification by ABPA as a backflow prevention assembly tester. For more information on ABPA see the back of this training announcement or go to their website www.abpa.org.
Click here for more information and registration.
Dec
13
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Helena @ Helena Public Utilities Department
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm

Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course

A series of lectures followed by guided exercises in a wet lab will provide understanding of field testing methods on 4 backflow prevention assemblies: pressure vacuum breakers, spill resistant vacuum breakers, reduced pressure principle assemblies, and double check assemblies. Students will gain knowledge in hydraulics, backflow and backsiphonage, types of cross connections, and degrees of hazard and state and federal regulations. Friday afternoon participants can take a written exam and on Saturday morning can take a practical exam administered by the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA). Passing scores on both the exams will result in certification by ABPA as a backflow prevention assembly tester. For more information on ABPA see the back of this training announcement or go to their website www.abpa.org.
Click here for more information and registration.

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!

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