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44th Annual Conference - February 18 - 20, 2019


Program Schedule for Tuesday, February 19th

7:00 – 8:00 AM  Registration/Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 – 8:00 AM  First Timers Meet and Greet
7:30 – 8:00 AM

Black Sky; Electro Magnetic Pulse
Jeremy Stroka, Homeland Security

Happy Employees

8:00 – 8:30 AM Daily Announcement Session
8:30 – 9:30 AM

High Recoery RO Process
Martin Lawrence, AdEdge

Shelby Co. Case Study
James Golab, Regional Water

Algae Project
Gross-Wen Technologies

Iowa State University Extension

Billing and Online Bill Pay Options
Paul and Kim, Professional Computer Systems

9:30 – 10:00 AM Break/Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 – 11:00 AM

NoMonia Gilbert Pilot Plant Data Update
Martin Lawrence, AdEdge

Sara Carmichael-Stanley, Iowa Dept of Public Health

MMBR Project; City of DeSoto

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Regional System Session
Julie Sievers, IDNR

Privacy Law
Amy Skogerson, Skogerson McGinn LLC

11:00 - 11:30 AM IRWA Awards Announcements
11:30 – 12:30 PM Awards Luncheon
12:30 – 1:30 PM

Project Funding

Creston Water Plant Failure & Recovery Process

Eagle Grove Upgrade/Prestige
Kelly Evans, I & S Group

Why Utilities Need a Marketing Plan and How IRWA Can Help
Chad Coburn, Poweshiek Water Association
Cathy Law, Iowa Rural Water Association

1:30 – 2:30 PM 

Cellular Meter Reading
Steve Brush, Ferguson

Technologies to Improve Well Performance
Gary Shawver, Shawver Well

Nutrient Reduction Needs
Fox Engineering

Board/Management Session
Bill Menner

How To Deal With Upset Customers

2:30 – 3:30 PM Break – Exhibit Hall/Raffle Drawings
3:30 – 4:30 PM

Reverse Osmosis
Julie Nemeth, Harn RO

Guiding Contract Bids
Gary Shawver, Shawver Well

UV Treatment 101
Tony Bilek, Mc2

Board/Management Round Table
Dorman Otte

RSAS Round Table Discussions
Jean Hargens, West Central Iowa Rural Water Association

5:00 – 6:30 PM IRWA Social – Hilton Des Moines Downtown
* Topics subject to change.