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Kathy Horne
Kathy Horne
ARWA Executive Director


Gary Williams
 Gary Williams
FRWA Executive Director


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Alabama/Florida Joint Technical Training Conference

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Alabama/Florida Joint Training Conference
May 14-16, 2018
Panama City Beach, FL
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort, Panama City FL

2018 Hotel Information

We're back at the beach this year!  

The 2018 Florida/Alabama Technical and Training Conference will be held May 14-16, 2018 in Panama City, Florida at the beautiful Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort. 

You will want to join us for training opportunities in both water and wastewater sessions. You will also enjoy the Exhibit Hall filled with products and services of interest.

Watch your mail and check back for details and registration information as the date approaches. This Conference is presented by the Alabama and Florida Rural Water Associations each year, with the two states alternating locations. FRWA will host in 2018.

Exhibitor and Attendee Information
will be online in April


Hotel Information

Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Call for reservations by calling 800.874.8686.

The reservation cut off date will be in April. ​
Be sure to mention the Florida Rural Water Association or IOV9QS, the Group Code, to take advantage of the discounted rates for the following lodging types:

One Bedroom Beachfront
One Bedroom Beachfront Deluxe
Two Bedroom Beachfront
​Midrise Two Bedroom
One Bedroom Golf Course Villa
Two Bedroom Golf Course Villa
Three Bedroom Golf Course Villa




Last year...
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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