The NIOA Newsletter - April 2019 Edition

Good Evening Friends of the NIOA!

April Training - Fort Wayne WWTP & Visit of the MaMa Jo Deep Tunnel. Plan to join us at the Fort Wayne Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2601 Dwenger Ave, on Wednesday, April 10th for a tour of the treatment facility, followed by a site visit to the Deep Tunnel site for a presentation on the tunnel and share lunch with us! Parking at the WWTP is available across the street. Registration @ 10:00a; Tour begins @ 10:30a sharp - don't be late! RSVP no later than 5:00p Thursday April 4!!!.

IWEA Operators Challenge. The annual Operator's Challenge will be in northern Indiana on Tuesday May 14th, at the Nappanee Wastewater Treatment Plant! This is a great opportunity to learn and to sharpen your skills in areas such as Biosolids/Land Application, Laboratory Operations, Operation & Maintenance, Collection Systems and Safety. The NIOA will pay all registration fees for a couple teams to participate! Contact any of your NIOA Board Members for more information or check out IWEA's link. . Engineering Consultants & Contractors - please consider participating and recruiting some of your municipal clients to make this event successful!

NIOA Doug Brookhart Scholarship - Nominations Needed by the End of April. We are also looking for nominees for the 4th annual Doug Brookhart Scholarship! As a tribute to Doug Brookhart, his support for NIOA and his assistance in all aspects of the important work done by plant operators, a scholarship has been created. The Scholarship consists of paid registration to the annual IWEA conference – all three (3) days, including lunches, hotel reservations at conference hotel for two (2) or three (3) nights, parking and $50 VISA gift card for meals. Estimated value = $1,100. Nominations are requested from all members by the end of April. Please contact Mike Franke for more information or to nominate someone. If you are interested in donating to help the NIOA fund this scholarship, more information can be found here.

Wastewater 101 - Operator Exam Preparation: Barb Smith will be holding a two day, pre-certification test training class in the Kendallville Police training room, located at 234 South Main Street April 30th  & May 1st. More information HERE. Breakfast & Lunch provided both days.Barb has created a training exam (and an answer sheet) - find the exam HERE and the answers HERE!

IWEA Collection Systems Certification Exam: The Indiana Water Environmental Association will be holding two Collection System certification exams in Kendallville, April 25th & October 24th.  Related material attached HERE. Applications for the exam can be obtained at the IWEA website or HERE.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Collection Systems Conference: WEF is coming to Indiana in June with its annual Collection Systems Conference! IWEA staff and volunteers are actively working with WEF to provide an outstanding opportunity to participate in a world class conference, right here in Indiana! View the conference program HERE, and find more information on at the IWEA and WEF websites.

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