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Kathy Horne
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 Gary Williams
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Alabama/Florida Joint Technical Training Conference

It was Great!

If you missed this conference, start planning to attend next year!

May 14-16, 2018
Panama City Beach, FL
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(800) 874-8686


We were back at the beach in 2018!  

The 2018 Alabama/Florida Technical and Training Conference was held May 14-16, 2018 in Panama City, Florida at the beautiful Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort.  The conference included training opportunities in both water and wastewater, plus an Exhibit Hall filled with products and services of interest.

2018 Registration and Hotel Information - Check back next year!

Register and make your hotel reservations today!

Attendee Information

This Conference is presented by the Alabama and Florida Rural Water Associations each year, with the two states alternating locations. FRWA hosted in 2018.  


Hotel Information

Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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You may make reservations by calling 800.874.8686.

Special Room Rates start at $127.00
Mention Florida Rural Water or Code 10V7QS to receive the discounted rate.



In 2017...
Alabama/Florida Joint Training Conference
May 30-June 1, 2017
Orange Beach, AL

Attendees at a training session.
Attendees at a training session.


We just finished another great Joint AL/FL Technical Training Conference.

Historically, Alabama and Florida Public Water Utilities have done such a good job providing clean, safe water to their customers that they are rarely on anyone’s radar.

Now since the Flint, Michigan fiasco and other similar events, people
are understandably very concerned about the quality of their tap water. In addition, all this bad press has been a boon for the Bottled Water Industry according to a Bloomberg Article dated August 2, 2016, entitled, Bottled Water to Outsell Soda for the First Time This Year.

It is imperative that we help our Rural Water Utility members combat the false notion that tap water is not safe. This makes the training provided by the Alabama Rural Water Association (ARWA) and the Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) even more important than ever. This was the focus of information offered at the Technical Training Conference which took place in Orange Beach, AL from May 30 through June 1, 2017. The premise of this article could equally apply to all the training classes provided by the Rural Water Association Family including free Continuing Education Training Classes and fee based Operator Certification Training.


Read the full Waterline review of the conference (pdf).




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