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Iowa Water Conference Information

Registration

March 22-23, 2017

Iowa State Center | Ames, Iowa


The theme for the 2017 Iowa Water Conference is Watershed Management: Partnerships for Progress. The conference will be held March 22 and 23, 2017 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa.


Register at www.igwa.org today for the:

IOWA GROUNDWATER ASSOCIATION FALL CONFERENCE

Thursday, March 30, 2017
DMACC Conference Center Auditorium ¦ 600 N. 2nd Ave. West  ¦ Newton, Iowa

Click here to register! 

Conference Highlights:

  • Manganese in Minnesota's groundwater and public health impacts
  • Iowa's Crumbling Water Infrastructure
  • Animal Feeding Operations in Iowa: Growth of an Industry and its Impacts
  • AFO Rules in Karst Areas – Panel Discussion
  • Empower Tanzania Well Projects
  • Grants-To-Counties: Arsenic in Iowa's Private Wells
  • Ambient Groundwater Monitoring in Iowa

4 CEUs available for Certified Groundwater Professionals, 
6 CEUs for Certified Well Contractors, and 
CEUs for Water Treatment Operators to-be-determined

Training for new environmental specialists

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Iowa Department of Public Health - Protecting and Improving the Health of Iowans

3/7/2017

Local Environmental Health Update

It's official!  The dates for new Environmental Specialist training (formerly new sanitarian training)will be May 1-3, 2017.  On May 4, there will be a short session early morning on nuisances for those who want to stay an extra day.  The nuisance session will be followed by training for all pool, tanning and tattoo inspectors.  More information will be forthcoming on the inspector training.  


To register for the new Environmental Specialist training please send your name, agency, phone number and email to Debra.Cooper@idph.iowa.gov no later than April 3.  If there are any topics you would like to see covered in this training, send those along too.  The agenda and other pertinent information will be sent to those who enroll.  If you have any questions, please call or drop me an email.  Thanks and I'm looking forward to meeting some new faces.

Debbi Cooper

Environmental Health Services Bureau

(515) 242-6337





Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA)

2017 training schedule

SOLUTIONS FOR DIFFICULT SITES

Thursday, April 6 - Check-in: 7:30 AM | Workshop: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Onawa Public Library, 707 Iowa Ave., Onawa IA
Cost: Members: $100.00 / Non-Members: $190.00

Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota will present four 1.5 hour segments concerning solutions for difficult sites.

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HANDS-ON SYSTEM REVIEW

Wednesday, April 26 - Check-in: 7:30 AM | Workshop: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

This workshop is sponsored jointly by IOWWA and the DMACC Onsite Wastewater Training Center
DMACC-FAA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trial Parkway, Room 208, Ankeny IA
Cost: Members: $100.00 / Non-Members: $100.00

John Bein, Iowa Water and Waste systems will cover site analysis plus demonstrations and instruction at the outdoor training site.

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ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS IN ACTION

Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15 - Check-in 7:30 AM
Workshop: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Heartland Hills Habitat for Humanity, Waverly IA
Cost: Members: $100.00 / Non-Members: $190.00

Review of alternative systems installed at the Habitat for Humanity site.

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SITE EVALUATIONS AND SOILS

Monday, September 25 - Check-in 7:30 AM
Workshop 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Iowa Lakes Community College, 3200 College Dr., Emmetsburg IA
Cost: Members: $100.00 / Non-Members: $190.00

Dan Wheeler, University of Minnesota will provide an overview of the critical steps in the site evaluation and key aspects of soils.

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HYGIENIC LAB SAMPLING

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Check-in: 7:30 AM | Workshop 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
State Hygienic Lab, 2220 S Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny IA
Cost: Members: $100.00 / Non-Members: $190.00

This course will be held at the State Hygienic Lab.

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Iowa Onsite Waste Water Training Center

2017 Workshop Schedule





Basics of Onsite 101 - Ankeny

Monday, April 03, 2017
DMACC-Building 5, RM 1220, Ankeny, IA

The workshop provides a basic understanding of the functional characteristics of conventional septic systems and alternatives that are commonly used in Iowa. This course is a prerequisite for the Time of Transfer Certified Inspector Program, for those with less than two years of experience.

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Hands-On Systems Review

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
DMACC-FFA Enrichment Center, RM 208, Ankeny, IA

This workshop will cover site analysis and system selection, plus demonstrations and instruction at the outdoor training site. Hands-On Systems Review

This one day workshop is designed for professional working in the field of onsite wastewater treatment, dispersal, and maintenance.  It is designed to meet the needs of installation contractors, sanitarians, system designers, and other who work in this field. 

This workshop will cover site analysis and system selection, plus demonstrations a

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Basics of Onsite 101 - Ankeny

Monday, October 30, 2017
DMACC-FFA Enrichment Center, RM 208, Ankeny, IA

The workshop provides a basic understanding of the functional characteristics of conventional septic systems and alternatives that are commonly used in Iowa. This course is a prerequisite for the Time of Transfer Certified Inspector Program, for those with less than two years of experience.

» More Information     » Register Now!


Illinois Online Well Classes

 

The new Private Well Class will provide information about private water supplies through the use of class modules that will be emailed to the subscribers.  This will allow the individual to participate at their own pace.   Those who participate in the class will have access to the tools a well owner needs to ensure a safe water supply and help extend the life of their well.  Participants will gain an understanding of the basic science of water wells and the benefits of using best practices to maintain and protect their water supply.

The following topics will be covered in the ten part email course:

  • understanding how groundwater moves and gets into your well
  • how water gets from your well to your faucet
  • basics of well construction and the type of well you have
  • how groundwater and wells get contaminated
  • common operations issues for well owners
  • how to care for and maintain your well, pump, and infrastructure
  • testing your well water and ensuring water is safe to drink
  • understanding test results and fixing water quality problems
  • understanding regulations that affect you
  • what to do in an emergency or equipment failure
  • where to find help and get questions answered locally

The lessons provided through emails will be reinforced by the use of monthly webinars which the participants can attend as often they wish -  even after the emailed class materials have ended.  There will also be opportunities to ask questions and be given additional information in the well related topics that interest you.  To find out more about how the classes will work, click here.


 


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