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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

National Conference Competition!!

TRAINING CALENDAR

Jan
25
Tue
Valves, Hydrants, Couplings, and More! – Cut Bank @ Voter Center
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Automated Control Valves

Water Quality

The Right Valve for the Right Job

Couplings And More!!!

This training session is being presented by the Mueller Water Products team.  Mike Uthe, Matt McQuillan, and Denny Setzer are excellent trainers.  This training is not just for those that utilize Mueller products.  Mueller Company has always provided a diverse presentation and can answer questions on a variety of products by other manufacturers, so don’t be afraid to ask questions about other brand components in your system.

 

 

 

 

Jan
27
Thu
Valves, Hydrants, Couplings, and More! – Libby @ City of Libby, Ponderosa Room
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Automated Control Valves

Water Quality

The Right Valve for the Right Job

Couplings And More!!!

This training session is being presented by the Mueller Water Products team.  Mike Uthe, Matt McQuillan, and Denny Setzer are excellent trainers.  This training is not just for those that utilize Mueller products.  Mueller Company has always provided a diverse presentation and can answer questions on a variety of products by other manufacturers, so don’t be afraid to ask questions about other brand components in your system.

 

 

 

 

Feb
1
Tue
Water/Wastewater Operator Training Workshop – Great Falls @ Times Square Ballroom
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Operator Training

Watch this space for updates on the agenda of this 6-hour training session!!

 

Operator Safety
Water Loss

 

Presenters include:  Bill Flanagan, isiWest and Julie Allen, MRWS

 

Feb
3
Thu
Water/Wastewater Operator Training Workshop – Fairmont @ Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Operator Training

Watch this space for updates on the agenda of this 6-hour training session!!

 

Operator Safety
Water Loss

 

Presenters include:  Bill Flanagan, isiWest and Julie Allen, MRWS

 

Feb
7
Mon
Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course – Great Falls @ Great Falls Water Plant
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – Feb 12 @ 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.
Feb
8
Tue
Operator Certification Exam Review – GLASGOW @ Cottonwood Inn
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Are you a brand new operator?

Don’t know where to begin studying for your exam?

Then this class is for you!!

 We’ll get you started on the right path so you can be ready for the in-depth review in March.
 Get the basics. Find out what materials you need to study. Learn how to survive the “Needs to Know” list.

This is for water and wastewater operators preparing to take the certification exam and there is no cost for this review.  No exams will be given at this one-day training.  MRWS Staff will be teaching these classes.

Register Today!!

MRWS Workshop Registration (No Fees)

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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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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