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Asset Management Training - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities in conjunction with Wichita State Environmental Finance Center (EFC), encourages representatives from your utility to attend an upcoming asset management workshop. As a water/wastewater system, you are responsible for meeting your customer’s expectations at the right cost while efficiently operating and managing your system. Asset Management can help you get through efficient operation and management. It includes 5 components: asset condition, customer service, asset criticality, life cycle costs, and long-term planning. The session provides participants with an understanding of what to include in an asset management plan, who should be involved and why it’s important to implement a plan. The training will provide classroom instruction as well as interactive participant exercises and discussion.


*5 CEU hours available for Water Treatment, Distribution, or Wastewater.


Who Should Attend?

This training would be beneficial for very small systems with populations of 500 or less, as well as Financial/Accounting Staff, Utility Directors, City Managers, City Clerks, Board/City Council Members, and Operators.



$25.00  (Funding for this workshop is provided by Region 7 EPA.  Charges for the workshop are to cover lunch and administrative costs.)



IAMU Training and Office Complex

1735 NE 70th Avenue

Ankeny, IA  50021

Click HERE for registration and additional information.

Tags:  Asset Management  CEUs  Water 

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Make Plans to Sponsor and Attend the Annual Golfin' Fore Safety Event

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Be a partner for this “fun-raiser” for the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Safety Program!

Proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing a new line locator for use in training with all utilities.

  •  For more general information about the event, click here.
  •  For more information about sponsorship levels, click here.

Tags:  Golfin' Fore Safety 

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Water Service Excise Tax - What You Need to Know

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

During its 2018 session, the Iowa legislature passed a new law, SF 512. The new law, effective July 1, 2018, creates a Water Service Excise Tax (WET). Prior to the enactment of this law, the sale of water was subject to the 6% state sales tax. The WET exempts the sale of water service from state sales tax but imposes a 6% excise tax on the sale of water service.

Some entities that make sales of water service and other goods or services will now have to separately collect and remit the 6% excise tax on water service sales in addition to state sales tax on other goods for services. For example, if a utility that sells both sewage and water services is currently collecting and remitting state sales tax on sewer charges to nonresidential commercial customers, they will continue to collect this portion as sales tax plus any applicable local option sales tax. However, the entity will no longer collect state sales tax on the sale of water service but will collect the WET on the sales of water service.

For more information about the new tax and what water utilities need to do, visit the Iowa Department of Revenue’s website.

Tags:  Legislative  SF 512  WET 

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Associate Member Spotlight: SCS Engineers

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SCS Engineers is a nationwide, full-service environmental engineering company that helps electric utility companies and their partners manage the waste they produce while generating and distributing power. SCS helps you maintain compliance with changing environmental regulations so you can focus on what you do best—serving your customers. To learn more about SCS Engineers, visit

Tags:  Associate Member Spotlight  Associates  SCS Engineers 

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IAMU Annual Report Available Electronically

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The IAMU Annual Report for FY 2017 (March 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018) is available for those who wish to review it. To access the Annual Report: Go to > Sign in as a member > Go to “About IAMU” > Click on “Annual Report”

Note: You must be signed in as a member to see “Annual Report” under the “About IAMU” section. If you need help signing in, contact Josh Trout at

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