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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

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 


Upcoming Events

Training and Trainers!!


Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Billings @ Billings Public Utilities Department
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – Oct 8 @ 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.
16th Nat’l Park Service & Small System Training – West Yellowstone @ Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

Webinar: Cybersecurity for Rural Water Utilities: Is Your Utility Safe From Cyber Attacks? + CCRs @ Virtual
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

A Two-Part Webinar:

Part 1: Cybersecurity for Rural Water Utilities: Is Your Utility Safe From Cyber Attacks?

Davin Chitwood from IronTech Security will be discussing the 5 critical steps needed to protect your utility and community from malicious cyber-attacks.

Part 2:  Consumer Confidence Reports: Why did I get a violation?

Julie Allen, MRWS, will discuss the MDEQ and EPA CCR requirements.



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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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“Montana’s Water Future” video Premieres

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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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