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FREE Board Training Sessions in Alabama

We couldn't hold our annual FREE Board Training last Fall, so we've rescheduled for this Summer!

About the Board Training Sessions

Water and Wastewater Utility Board Member/ Decisionmaker Training - Being able to make educated decisions leads to the utility's ability to provide a safe supply of drinking water and proper wastewater disposal for its customers. Sound business practices for operation and proper management of a utility is essential in influencing long-term sustainability of the Utility. The Agenda planned during this training series will provide discussions common to these needs.

To briefly summarize the agenda, Board Members and Management Personnel find themselves engaged in a wide range of policy development and management decisions. Learn more about how to effectively address these areas by hearing discussions regarding the Role and Responsibility of Management as it relates to providing customers with elevated services. In addition, the Open Meetings Act and customer document requests will be discussed at length. Also, a panel discussion by representatives of various funding agencies will cover new and existing funding opportunities. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management will discuss all of the details of constantly changing regulations to ensure that your utility stays in compliance and away from burdensome penalties and painful notices to your customers. And the current status of operators, certification regulations, and new avenues of securing operators will be discussed.

2021 Board Training Locations

Board Training Locations

Locations are planned to be as convenient as possible. Please select the location of your choice on the registration form.

Board Training Series Class Information

Date Location Links
June 24 H.A. Alexander Recreational Park
13550 Court Street
Moulton, AL 35650
July 15 Belk Activity Center
2101 Bowers Park Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Gulf Shores Activity Center
260 Clubhouse Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
August 10 Wetumpka Civic Center
410 South Main Street
Wetumpka, AL 36092
August 12 Enterprise Civic Center
2401 Neal Metcalf Road, Hwy 167 N.
Enterprise, AL 36330
August 24 Oxford Civic Center
401 McCullars Ln.
Oxford, AL 36203

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Board Training Series Draft Agenda

Time Class
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Registration / Fellowship
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Welcome / Informational Update
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Offer your Customers Leak Insurance and Protect Your Utility from Lost Revenue
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Open Meetings Act and Public Information Requests
Mike Cole, Wilmer and Lee
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Operator Certification Regulation Updates
ADEM Operator Certification / ARWA
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM New Funding Opportunities
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Regulatory Updates; What is ADEM and EPA up to these days?


2021 AL-FL Joint Technical Training Conference
is 'in-the-books'!

Thanks to all who participated! Images coming soon.

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AL/FL Joint Technical Training Conference

		 Beach and Golf Resort

May 16-18, 2022
Panama City Beach, FL

- Info Coming Soon! -

Thanks for Coming!
ARWA's 43rd Annual Technical Training Conference
Mobile, Alabama
March 14-17, 2021

The Alabama/Florida Joint Technical Training Conference

Sponsored by:
Alabama Rural Water Assn.
Florida Rural Water Assn.

The AL/FL Joint Technical Conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We would like to thank all the sponsors that made the conference possible.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

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Water Certification Classes
Wastewater I-II | June 21st
Water I-II | June 22nd
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ARWA's 43rd Annual Technical Training Conference (W/WW)
March 14-17, 2021
Mobile, Alabama

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Utility Management Certification

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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