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2017 CCR Workshops

Posted By IAMU, Friday, February 24, 2017

Do you need help completing the Consumer Confidence Report? If so, this workshop is for you! The goal of the workshop is for each participant to leave with an understanding, or refresher, of what the CCR is and why it needs to be completed.

The CCR workshops will be held on the dates/locations below:


Important! Please bring the following items to the workshop:

  • IDNR Draft CCR mailed in March 2017
  • All your 2016 MOR’s containing your MRDL information in addition to your December 2015 MOR
  • If you operate a surface water system: You must bring your turbidity
    information. Highest single measurement and the lowest monthly
    percentage of samples meeting turbidity limits from 2016 calendar year
  • If you add Fluoride, bring the highest and lowest lab results from 2016
  • Jump (flash) drive for ease of saving

Hope to see you there!

Tags:  CCR  Water 

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Don't Forget About March's Regulatory Reporting Requirement Deadlines!

Posted By IAMU, Friday, February 24, 2017

Be sure to check the list of various regulatory reports due over the next month or so.

Electric Utilities:

  • 2/29: EIA-860 Annual Electric Generator Report
  • 3/31: Municipal Transfer Replacement Tax Return
  • 3/31: Statewide Property Tax Return
  • 3/31: Replacement Tax Form A

Gas Utilities:

  • 3/1: EIA-176, Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply & Disposition
  • 3/15: Annual Report for Gas Distribution System (Form PHMSA F 7100.1-1)
  • 3/15: Annual Report for Mechanical Fitting Failure Report (Form PHSMA F 7100.1-2)
  • 3/15: Annual Report for Gas Transmission and Gathering Systems (Form PHMSA F 7100.2-1)
  • 3/15: National Pipeline Mapping System, Online Pipeline Data Update Form (NPMS)
  • 3/31: Municipal Transfer Replacement Tax Return
  • 3/31: Statewide Property Tax Return
  • 3/31: Replacement Tax Form B

Need Help with Your Reporting?

We are working with the professionals at Consortia Consulting who can provide their expert services to assist you in completing your necessary reports. For more information on the regulatory reporting services, contact Krista Allen at Consortia. You may reach her at eefiling@iamu.org or by phone at 402.441.1684.

For more on regulatory reporting requirements and deadlines, check out the IAMU website, which includes calendars that show month-by-month the required state and federal reports due that month. The calendars show:

  • When the reports are due

  • A link to the reports

  • Instructions

  • Other helpful tools

To link to the gas calendar, click here.

To link to the electric calendar, click here.

Tags:  Electric  Gas  Regulatory Calendars 

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Electric Utility Billing Workshop - March 23rd

Posted By IAMU, Friday, February 24, 2017

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, in cooperation with Cedar Falls Utilities, is offering a one-day training workshop to aid municipal personnel in the unique challenges faced in performing electric utility billing.  This is a base level course and is targeted for all new, or recently hired office staff, billing clerks, customer service representatives, those needing continued training, and a light refresher for experienced staff.  A networking breakfast and a catered lunch will be provided.

The following topics will be covered allowing participants the opportunity to receive various sets of hands-on training.

  • Electrical Terminology
  • Electric Equipment
  • Electric Procedures
  • Meter Reading
  • Meter Data
  • Processing Data
  • Billing Accounts
  • Customer Issues
  • Data Processing
  • Software

Join instructors - Dan Llewellyn, Electric Services Coordinator with IAMU; Rex Van Wert, President of Van Wert, Inc.; and Molly Cormaney, Training & Communications Specialist with CFU for this informative workshop.

Click here for more information and to register.

Tags:  Electric 

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New Training Videos from IDNR Water Supply Program Staff

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, February 23, 2017

Over the past few months, several IDNR Water Supply Program Staff have been involved with the creation of four training videos, using a You-Tube format.  The videos are available on the IDNR website.   

  • Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) Summary

This video summarizes the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) that became effective April 1, 2016.  The new rule is designed to increase the protection of public health by reducing the potential pathways for bacteria to get into a drinking water system.

  • Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) Level 1 Assessments and Start-up Procedures

This video discusses the start-up procedures for seasonal supplies and Level 1 Assessments, which are new requirements of the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) that became effective April 1, 2016.  The start-up procedures and Level 1 Assessments are both checklists that walk you through your water system and attempt to aid you in finding any issues that could be allowing contaminants to enter your system.

  • Bacterial Sample Collection Procedure

This video covers proper bacterial sample collection procedures for drinking water, including where and where not to collect these types of samples. In addition, the importance of monitoring your water for bacteria is discussed. Monitoring is really the only way to ensure the water you are serving to the public is safe to drink.

  • Chlorine Sample Collection Procedure

This video covers chlorine residual measurements and the required minimum chlorine levels. Chlorine is used to oxidize iron and as a disinfectant. In this video, we discuss chlorine as a disinfectant.

Tags:  iDNR  Water 

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Celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world’s most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems.

Don’t take groundwater for granted. Pay forward during National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5-11, 2017, by letting others know how important groundwater is and ask them to pass it along.

The National Groundwater Association has all you need to get the word out.

Just go to http://www.ngwa.org/Events-Education/awareness/Pages/default.aspx to access free tools, resources, and communications to share with others. During National Groundwater Awareness Week, IAMU will be sharing information on the topic through Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to pass along any information that IAMU posts.

Tags:  National Ground Water Awareness Week  NGWA  Water 

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