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ARWA Annual Technical Training Conference

ARWA's 41st Annual Technical Training Conference
March 17-20, 2019
Mobile Convention Center

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Attendee Information

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Attendee Registration Form PDF file
(savable, calculating registration form)

Golf Player Registration Form PDF file
(for sending names and handicaps only)

Hotel Room Information (Details below.)
Book before February 17, 2019 to get special Conference rates!

Save a copy of the PDF registration forms, complete them on your computer, then email, fax, or mail it to our offices. Registration is not final until we receive your payment.

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Pay by mail
- Send check with registration to:
    Alabama Rural Water Association
    2576 Bell Road
    Montgomery AL 36117
    Phone: (334) 396-5511
    Fax: (334) 396-7090

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PDF Files

Attendee Conference Full Package (large PDF file PDF file) contains the following:

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General Information

Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention CenterLocation

Mobile Convention Center
1 Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall will officially open to attendees at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019. 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 1, 2019. 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 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.

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 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 17, 2019 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.
Golf Tournament Information

Lodging Accommodations

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

Awards Program

ARWA will recognize deserving individuals at the 28th Annual Awards Luncheon on March 20, 2019. 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.
Awards and Nomination Information

Water Taste Test

A Water Taste Test will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. during the Rural Water Country Luncheon. See the Water Taste Test details 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.

Purchase Water Training

Operators/Managers, Office Personnel and Board Members of Purchase Water Systems should plan to attend this session. Special emphasis is placed upon training presentations valuable to purchase system operations and regulatory compliance.

Spouse Program

March 19, 2019, 1 :30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

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. More on the Conference App.

All attendee pre regIstratIons must be received by the ARWA on or before Friday, March 1, 2019.
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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2019 Conference Hotels

Book your rooms by February 17th for the special rate!

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

64 South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Local Phone: 251-438-4000
Toll-free: 800-922-3298
Book your group rate for ARWA 2019 Conference
Start date: 3/16/19
End date: 3/20/19
Last day to book: 2/17/19
Rate: 139.00 USD per night

All reservations must be accompanied by a one night Non Refundable room deposit at the time of booking. The Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured in this manner. The Cost of Parking at the Renaissance is not included in the Discounted Room Rate.

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

26 North Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Local Phone: 251-338-2000
Toll-free: 866-316-5957
Book your group rate for ARWA 2019 Conference
Start date: 3/16/19
End date: 3/20/19
Last day to book: 2/17/19
Rate: 139.00 USD  per night

All reservations must be accompanied by a one night Non Refundable room deposit at the time of booking. The Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured in this manner. The Cost of Parking at the Renaissance is not included in the Discounted Room Rate.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Downtown Historic District

62 South Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Local Phone: 251-436-8787
Toll-free: 800-426-7866
Book your special rate for the ARWA 2019 Conference
Group Name: AL. Rural Water Conference
Arrival Date: 17-Mar-2019
Departure Date: 20-Mar-2019

All reservations must be accompanied by a one night Non Refundable room deposit at time of booking. The Cost of Parking at the Hampton Inn is $9 per day.

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Highlights from the 2018 Conference !

March 18-21, 2018
Mobile Convention Center

Conference highlights from Waterline Magazine.

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Technical Sessions (ADEM approved CEHs) for Water, Wastewater and Decisionmakers

Largest Water and Wastewater Supplier - Exhibit Hall - State and Federal Agency Exhibits - Water Taste Test - Raffle and Prizes - Golf Tournament - Banquet - Socials - Entertainment - Awards Program


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Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.

We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.

Learn more about us.


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


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