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ARWA Annual Technical Training Conference

Attendee Conference Notice
ARWA's 42nd Annual Technical Training Conference

June 17, 2020
Re: ARWA’s 42nd Annual Technical Training Conference

To Whom It May Concern:

Today, I come to you all with a heavy heart, as it is my job to inform you all of the cancellation of the 42nd Annual Technical Training Conference that was scheduled to be held in Mobile, AL, from July 5th – July 8th, 2020. 

The ARWA Board of Directors met today, and after a lengthy discussion, it was determined that even with the many precautions being taken by our partners at the Convention Center and Hotels in Mobile, the risk of exposing our critical workforce is just too great.

For those of you who need CEH hours, do not fret.  We are working to roll out a great number of day classes and webinars to fill that need.

In addition, the staff at ARWA is going to press forward and move all the energy we have placed toward this event into our next Annual Technical Training Conference to be held March 14 – 17, 2021 in Mobile, AL.

We appreciate all your support and pledge to continue to assist each and every one of you during this time, as well as into the future.

Your room reservation under the room block at the Hotel(s) will automatically be reimbursed; there is no need to call them

Should you wish to request a refund, or roll your payment forward to our next Conference, please send an email to detailing that request.  As always, feel free to call us for assistance at (334) 396-5511.

As a reminder, the postponed AL/FL Conference in Panama City Beach, FL on September 22nd – 24th, 2020 is still scheduled to be held.  So, please make plans to attend.  Should anything change, we will let you know.

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Rob White IV
ARWA Executive Director




ARWA's 42nd Annual Technical Training Conference
Conference 2020 cover
July 5 - 8, 2020
Mobile, Alabama

Hotel Information
Conference at a Glance

Early Bird Registration is extended to June 19, 2020.

The Alabama Rural Water Association's 42nd Annual Conference, originally scheduled in March, will be held July 5-8, 2020 at the Mobile Convention Center. Please bear with us as we reorganize and reschedule events and update the information online.

Over 1,600 water, wastewater and related industry individuals have attended in the past. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us in 2020, as your participation is a vital part of our meeting. Note: If you registered for the conference on the original date, you do not have to register again.

Attendee Registration Form (pdf)
(savable, calculating registration form)

Golf Player Registration Form (pdf)
(This form sends the name and handicap of each player for team setup. Pay for players on the Exhibitor Registeration Form above.)

Conference at a Glance

These PDF registration forms can be completed in your browser. You can save a copy and email, fax, or mail it to our offices. Registration is not final until we receive your payment.
Pay online
- For Customer number, enter WebPay
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


General Information (below)

Annual Awards Program and Applications

Water Taste Test

PDF Files and Forms

Attendee Full Information Packet (pdf)

Mobile Convention Center - COVID-19 Protocols

The Convention Center is getting ready for us. Read about the safety measures they are taking to protect us while we learn!


General Information


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, July 6, 2020. 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, 2020. 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, July 6th 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 23rd Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 5, 2020 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 Wednesday, July 8, 2020. 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, July 7, 2020, 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

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Tour of downtown Mobile culminating at Three Georges & The Nuthouse with the opportunity to make candy from scratch!

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.

Exhibitors may register by Fax, On-Line or US Mail, however, space is not guaranteed unless full payment is received within two weeks of reservation date. Payment options.

Registration must be received by the ARWA on or before [To Be Announced].

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.

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Hotel Reservations

It's not too soon to reserve your room!

Hotel Room Discounts are available! The conference hotels are the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, and the Hampton Inn & Suites. The confirmed Group Rates and details are on the Conference Home Page. Deadline to reserve rooms at the discounted rate is June 19, 2020.

Information Pages

PDF Files and Forms

Payment Options

Registration is not final until we receive your payment.

Pay online
- For Customer number, enter "WebPay"
Pay by mail
- Send check with registration to:
     Alabama Rural Water Association
     2576 Bell Road
     Montgomery AL 36117

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Join Today

Hotel Room Discounts are available!

The conference hotels are the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, and the Hampton Inn & Suites. The confirmed Group Rates and details are on the Conference Home Page.

Deadline to reserve rooms at the discounted rate is June 5, 2020.


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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.

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