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ARWA Annual Technical Training Conference

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2018 ARWA 40th Annual Technical Training Conference


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Attendee Information

2018 ARWA 40th Annual
Technical Training Conference
Attendee Registration

March 18-21, 2018
Mobile Convention Center


Attendee Registration Form (PDF)

Golf Player Registration Form (PDF)
(for sending names and handicaps)
Attendee Conference Full Package (PDF) 

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     Alabama Rural Water Association
     2576 Bell Road
     Montgomery AL 36117
     Phone: (334) 396-5511
     Fax: (334) 396-7090


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The Alabama Rural Water Association's 40th Annual Conference will be held March 18-21, 2018 at the Mobile Convention Center. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us, as your participation is a vital part of our meeting.  

  • Full Conference Schedule



Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
1 South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602
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Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall will officially open to attendees at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018. Over 150 companies will display their products and provide the latest in technology and equipment for your water or wastewater system’s operation.

PAC Raffle (Benefits the ARWA Political Action Committee Activities)

Your participation in selecting an item valued at $25 or more would be appreciated. Prizes may be donated by local merchants in your area or purchased by non-public funds and contributed to ARWA. Utility Public Funds checks may not be accepted. Please submit a brief description of the item and it’s value by March 2, 2018. You may purchase your raffle tickets in advance or on-site at the Exhibit Hall Products and Services booth for your convenience. The PAC Raffle Giveaway will be held Monday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m.

Door Prizes

Door prizes will be awarded at regular intervals throughout the Conference schedule. Register to win at participating Exhibitor Booths and by ARWA Door Prize drawing boxes.

Golf Tournament

ARWA will host the 21st Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Magnolia Grove Course in Mobile. Compete for cash and prizes. Games begin at 11:30 a.m. You may participate by completing the Conference Registration Form included. Proceeds will benefit the John A. Garrett Scholarship Fund.

Awards Program

ARWA will recognize deserving individuals at the 27th Annual Awards Luncheon on March 21, 2018. Winners of the Water Operator of the Year, Office Worker of the Year, Wastewater Operator of the Year, Board Member/Director of the Year and the John A. Garrett Outstanding Service Award will be named. Water Utility and Wastewater Utility Vision Awards will be presented. Also, special recognition awards will be made on Wednesday.

Water Taste Test

A Water Taste Test will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. during the Rural Water Country Luncheon. See the details inside this package and register to participate.


Continuing Education Hour Training will be provided Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the Conference for State of Alabama Certified Water and Wastewater Operators, Board Members, Clerks, General Managers and others interested in Water and Wastewater. Meet your Continuing Education Hour needs upon ADEM approval.

Specialized Training

Management Employees, Board Members and Office Employees will find the Management and Office Personnel Training Track of interest. Valuable information will be provided to assist in the successful day to day operation of water and wastewater utilities. Continuing Education Hours upon ADEM approval.

Spouse Program

March 20, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Create your own coiled bangle and stoned bracelet. A take-home gift that is easy to make, yet will compliment all your outfits!

Lodging Accommodations

Room blocks are reserved at each location printed on the Conference Lodging page. Special rates will be honored if you mention you are with the ARWA group.

FREE Conference App Available

Coming soon, the ARWA Conference App. Check the ARWA Conference app for Conference Updates, Agendas, Exhibitor Info, Exhibit Hall Layout and much more. Available on Google Play and the App Store.


All attendee pre registrations must be received by the ARWA on or before Friday, March 2, 2018. Refund requests for cancellations must be in writing and will not be honored after this date. All cancellations will be assessed a $100 processing fee per company or utility.

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