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May 17-19, 2022
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Attendees from Alabama, register here (through ARWA).

1 - Complete and send your Attendee Registration Form (pdf).

2 - Pay online or send a check to ARWA (Address at page botom).


Attendees from Florida and
All Exhibitors

Register at the
Florida Rural Water Association website at

FL/AL Joint Technical Training Conference

Attendee Registration and Information

Going on now!
May 17-19, 2022

Attendee Registration Form (pdf)

Alabama Water and Wastewater Utility Attendees, please submit your registration form to the ARWA by
May 6, 2022.


The Alabama/Florida Joint Training Conference is fast approaching. FRWA is hosting the 2022 Joint Technical Training Conference on May 17-19, 2022 in Panama City, Florida at the beautiful Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort.

We expect approximately 500 fellow water and wastewater professionals to attend and to have a full Exhibit Hall. Come and see the latest in technology for the water and wastewater industry. We hope that you can join us!

Read below for additional information.


Schedule of Events

The dates and planned events are as follows ( easy print agenda ):

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Time Event
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-Up - Exhibitors, who want to participate, should visit the Florida Rural Water Association website at .
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time Event
Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome - Florida Rural Water Association
Gary Williams, Executive Director, FRWA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome - Alabama Rural Water Association
Rob White IV, Executive Director, ARWA
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM FDEP Update
Leo Garcia/Jamie Shakar, Florida Department of Environmental Management
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ADEM Update
Ross Caton, Alabama Department of Environmental Management
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Rural Development Update
Christine Goddard/Allen Bowen, Florida USDA/Alabama USDA
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Strolling Lunch Exhibit Hall

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Emerging Contaminants, Water Regulations and Issues
Sterling Carroll, FRWA
Lift Station Rehab
Brent Robinson, Jim House and Associates
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM PFOS & PFOA in the Environment and Drinking Water Gang Chen PhD, PE - FAMU/FSU College of Engineering Lift Station Rehab (Cont.) Brent Robinson, Jim House and Associates
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM PFOS & PFOA Water Treatment Using Plasma Reactors
Bruce R. Locke et,al - FAMU/FSU College of Engineering
I&I Reduction/SSO/Asset Management
Eric McRoberts, USSI
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM BREAK - Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Project Funding
Mike Chase/Shanin Speas - Frost/FDEP/SRF
Collections Rule
Jamie Hope, FRWA
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Case Study - Florida State Fire College
Sterling Carroll, FRWA
Collections / Asset Management
Jamie Hope/Ron Nalley, FRWA
More info below.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time Event
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Chemical Feed Pumps
Chad Kloft, ProMinent Fluid Controls
Effluent Disposal Issues / Capacity Analysis Reports / Renewals
Dale Long and Phil Phillips - Municipal Engineering Services
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Dark Territory, Extending Your Metering System Beyond Billing Into Operations
Patrick Williamson - Badger Meter
Blowers/Energy Efficiency/Right Sizing
Paul Wachter/Ray Fiechter - TSC - Jacobs North/Universal Blower Pac
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM BREAK - Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bring Your System Back Online After an Emergency Event
Alicia Keeter, South Walton University
Temporary Panels/Gardening/Mitigation
Jamie Hope and Jim McClaugherty, FRWA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lead and Copper Rule/Lead in Schools and Childcares
Leo Garcia/Gary Williams - FDEP/FRWA
Sewer Study/Model
Dale Long and Phil Phillips - Municipal Engineering Services
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM STROLLING LUNCH - Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM How to prepare for a Sanitary Survey
Earl (Joey) Whibbs, NW FDEP
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Life after the Storm
Greg Kidwell, City of Lynn Haven/Bobby Gibbs, Bay County
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Pipe Condition Analysis/When to Replace
Ron Nalley and Ben Lewis, FRWA
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Apprenticeship
Chris Muesing, FRWA/Katie Hill, ARWA


Hotel Information

Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Get Directions

You may make reservations by calling 800.874.8686.

Use Code 1179q6



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At the end of the day on Wednesday, come and relax with your friends and family at the Annual Seafood Boil. Please join us for a wonderful evening...

CEH Information

Register Early!
10 CEH’s will be offered hour per hour of instruction time for Alabama Certified Water and Wastewater Operators subject to ADEM Approval at the time of renewal.

Exhibit Hall Information

All Exhibitors
Register at the
Florida Rural Water Association website at

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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