Dubuque Fall Conference Attendee Information

Registration Information

Registration Includes:
CEU Processing, all breaks and meals. Preregistration required. Onsite registration will NOT be an option for either Fall Conference.

Reservations can be made at the following hotels:

Grand Harbor Resort | 563-690-3270 | Rate: $109.00 Reservation deadline: September 14th, 2024

Up to 10 CEU hours will be offered for water treatment or wastewater. There are a few water distribution CEUs. CEUs can be split. CEU forms must be completed before you leave the conference.

Contact Information:
Iowa Rural Water Association; 4221 S 22nd Ave East, Newton, IA 50208 | Phone: 641-787-0330

Cancellation Policy:
If written cancellation notice is received by September 14th for Dubuque you will receive a full refund minus a $35 administration fee.
No refunds will be issued for conferences after these dates.

Additional Activities
NRWPAC Rifle Raffle

Help support the National Rural Water Political Action Committee by purchasing your raffle tickets for a chance to win a rifle!

7th Annual Bowling Tournament
4:00 PM
We will host our 7th Annual Bowling Tournament at the Diamond Joe Casino Cherry Lanes. The tournament will be a 2-Man team, 3 rounds of play with prizes award to top teams. Must sign up by 10:00 AM on Tuesday at the IRWA registration desk. The Bowling Tournament is a sponsored event so there is not a registration fee.

Annual Social Event
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
On Tuesday, join us for supper and social time at the Diamond Joe Casino Bridge/Harbor Room. Supper buffet will be served starting at 6:30 PM. On the menu is the Riverview BBQ which includes Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Honey Corn Muffin, Smoked BBQ Ribs, Shaved Brisket, Grilled Chicken, BBQ Beans, Sweet Corn and Cherry Cobbler. This social time and meal is included with your paid full registration. There will be a host keg beer and cash bar available. Supper service closes at 7:30 PM. Following supper, stay and play a few games on the patio, join our Trivia Game and enjoy time with friends.   

Fall Conference Schedule
Tuesday Classes
7:00 AM | Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
7:45 AM | Opening Remarks/Welcome
8:00 – 9:00 AM

WTP Disinfection – Converting from Gas to Bleach (WT, WD)
Joshua Scanlon, H R Green

Collection Systems 101 (WW)
Shane Jacobson, CIT Solutions

9:00 – 10:00 AM

David City Water Treatment Plant Upgrade (WT)
Steve Locke, JEO Consulting Group

Trenchless Pipe Replacement/Pipe Bursting (WD, WW)
Brett Ohm, Trenchless Pipe Replacement
Jon “Mic” Shekleton, Mic’s Plumbing

10:00 – 10:30 AM | Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Source Water Protection in North Central and Eastern Iowa (WT, WD)
Matthew Dvorak, Iowa DNR

Best Practice for AC VFD Installations (WW)
Dr. Carl Tolbert, Malloy Electric

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Getting the Most From Your Filter Pilot Study (WT)
Cole Prevost, McClure Engineering

Benefits of Lagoons and Upgrade Options (WW)
Isaiah LaRue, Nexom

12:30 – 1:15 PM | Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 PM

Water Chemistry (WT)
Dan Willers, Strand Associates

MABR Treatment and Discharge of Controlled Discharge Lagoons (WW)
Nathan Seberg, BES Water Solutions
Lenny Larson, ISG

2:15 – 2:30 PM | Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Surface Water Treatment for Groundwater Operators (WT)
Julie Sievers, ISG

Integrated Planning: From Wastewater Limits to Water Treatment (WT, WW)
Tori Smiley, Bolton and Menk

Fall Conference Schedule
Wednesday Classes

7:30 AM | Registration/Full Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 AM

Direct Membrane Treatment for Softening and Radium Removal (WT)
Trent Wilson, McClure Engineering
Jen Collens, McClure Engineering

Tom Atkinson, ISG

9:00 – 10:00 AM

SCADA – A Force Multiplier for Operations (WT/WD/WW)
Grahm Arntzen, InControl, Inc.

Environmental Diagnostic Instrumentation (WT, WD, WW)
Adam Ardolino, LINOH2O

10:00-10:30 AM | Break

10:30 – 11:30 PM
Building Resiliency Through Hazard Mitigation (WT/WD/WW)
Brian Woltz, FEMA Region 7

11:30 – 12:30 PM
IDNR Water and Wastewater Updates (WT/WD/WW)
Heidi Cline, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

12:30 PM | CEU’s

* Topics subject to change. 

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