Okoboji 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:
Arrowwood Resort 712-332-2161 – Rate: $129.00 | Reservation deadline: August 16th, 2024

AmericInn of Lake Okoboji -712-332-9000 – Rate: $145.90 | Reservation deadline: August 15th, 2024 | GroupID: IAwater24

Vintage Block Inn and Suites - www.vintageblockinnandsuites.com - Rate: $139.90 | Reservation deadline: August 16th, 2024 | GroupID: Water2024

Up to 10 CEU hours will be offered for water treatment or wastewater. There are a few water distribution CEUs as well. 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 August 16th for Okoboji Fall Conference 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!

Tuesday Golf Tournament
4:00 PM
2-Man best shot golf tournament to be held at Brooks Golf Club (Okoboji).
Cost is $45.00 per person.
Must sign up by 10:30 AM Tuesday at the IRWA registration desk.

Tuesday Night Steak Fry
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Following the Tuesday sessions and golf tournament join us at Arrowwood Resort (Okoboji) for our Annual Steak Fry which is included with your paid full registration. Supper service closes at 8:00 PM.   

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
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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