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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!!

TRAINING CALENDAR

May
24
Tue
LCRR, PR, Operator Safety – Fairmont @ Fairmont Hot Springs
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Water and Wastewater Operator Training 

Topics are LCRR, CCRs, and Operator Safety

Topics are subject to change.

We’ll talk about your CCRs some and promoting your system a lot!  How to build solid relationships with your customers and making it easier to deal with the LCRR!  We’ll also talk about Operator Safety!!

George Williams, MDEQ, will be joining us for the afternoon to discuss the Lead & Copper Rule Revision

CECs: 0.400 WW; 0.600 Water

Register Below

May
26
Thu
Sampling/Treatment Refresher & LCRR – Superior @ Town Office & Fire Station
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Water and Wastewater Operator Refresher! 

~Topics are subject to change.~

Ken Crisp will be discussing different sampling and DEQ certified treatment techniques for arsenic, nitrate and lead & copper. We will also be touching on well head protection, well caps & seals, pit less adapters, well casing inspection, Baker seals for large commercial wells and surface water treatments.

The afternoon will be spent talking about the Lead & Copper Rule Revisions with George Williams from MDEQ!

CECs: 0.400 WW; 0.600 Water

Register Below

Jun
13
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Kalispell @ Kalispell Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 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.
Aug
23
Tue
30th Annual Advanced Wastewater Training – Yellow Bay, Flathead Lake @ Flathead Lake Biological Station at Yellow Bay
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm
Oct
3
Mon
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.

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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