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IAMU Free Equipment Demo and Exhibit Day

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities is holding a FREE Equipment Demo and Exhibit day on July 28, 2016.

This event is free and open to all city/utility personnel including boards, councils, committees, and mayors.

Equipment that will be onsite during event includes: track loaders, wheel loaders, bucket trucks, leak & line locators, fleet work trucks, line fusion equipment, and much more.

This event is a great way to view equipment you may be purchasing in the future and to view new technology. A more detailed list of demonstration times will be released the week before the event.

Although the event is free and lunch will be served, we encourage you to register to ensure we have adequate food and refreshments.

You can view the companies that will be in attendance and register online here.     

Tags:  Ankeny  Demo Day  IAMU 

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2016 IAMU Membership Directory Ad Opportunities

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

IAMU is planning to release its 2016-2017 Membership Directory in August.  This printed publication provides a quick reference guide to IAMU members’ profiles including addresses, phone numbers, and contacts.

*City/utility, associate, and affiliate members who are currently active and in good standing will be included in the 2016-2017 Membership Directory.*

Directory Advertising

Associate Members have the option to purchase ad space in the IAMU Membership Directory.  This is an excellent way to market your products and services to IAMU membership.

Advertising Options

  • Inside Back Cover
    • $750
    • 5" wide x 8" tall
    • 1 Available
  • Inside Tab - Full Page
    • $650
    • 5" wide x 8" tall
    • 3 Available
  • Inside - Full Page
    • $550
    • 5" wide x 8" tall
  • Inside - Half Page
    • $300
    • 5" wide x 4" tall
    • horizontal orientation only

You may purchase membership directory ad space online at our website  Please note, you will have to sign-in with your IAMU member credentials.  Once signed-in, you may find the directory advertisement options under the “Resources” tab then “Online Store”.  If you do not have your IAMU sign-in credentials, please contact

Additional Requirements

  • Ads should be high resolution .jpeg or .pdf files. (A 300-dpi resolution is recommended)
  • Send ad files to Chris Pham at
  • Deadline for submission is Friday, July 29, 2016.

Tags:  Ad Space  Associates  Directory 

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IAMU Celebrates Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week

Posted By Josh Trout, Monday, July 18, 2016
Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016
In observance of Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week, which runs July 17 through July 23, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) recognizes water utility and wastewater utility workers from across the state for their everyday commitment to representing their community, protecting public health, and caring for the environment.

“The water and wastewater utility workers are often overlooked members of the community,” said Timothy Whipple, general counsel for IAMU. “This week is about recognizing our member utilities’ employees and giving them the thanks they deserve for their tireless service and efforts to their communities.”

Governor Terry Branstad issued the proclamation on Thursday, May 19. Governor Branstad’s proclamation stated that science-based practices continue to be a vital element in improving the quality of life and preserving and protecting public health in the state. The proclamation also stated that the wastewater workforce have dedicated themselves to applying environmental science to enhance drinking and recreational waters of Iowa.

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities members will be recognizing their workers this week across Iowa. With over 500 water utility members within the association, employees will be recognized for their hard work and dedication to their communities.

Tags:  Water  Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week 

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Toolbox Talk - Recognize the Signs of Melanoma

Posted By IAMU, Friday, July 15, 2016

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer in the US because it is more likely than other skin cancers to spread to the lymph nodes or other parts of the body.  Melanocytes are the cells that can become melanoma. They make a brown pigment called melanin, which gives the skin its tan or brown color. Melanin protects the deeper layers of the skin from some of the harmful effects of the sun. For most people, when skin is exposed to the sun, melanocytes make more of the pigment, causing the skin to tan or darken. Nearly 90% of melanomas are thought to be caused by exposure to UV light and sunlight.

Melanoma skin cancer signs include new spots on the skin, or a change in size, shape or color of an existing mole. The ABCD rule is another way to recognize abnormal growths:

  • A is for Asymmetry: A mole that has an irregular shape, or two different looking halves.

  • B is for Border: Irregular, blurred, rough or notched edges may be signs of skin cancer.

  • C is for Color: Most moles are an even color – brown, black, tan or even pink – but changes in the shade or distribution of color throughout the mole can signal melanoma.

  • D is for Diameter: Moles larger than ¼ inch (6 mm, the size of a pencil eraser) across may be suspect, although some melanomas may be smaller than this.


  • Check your moles regularly.  Other signs of melanoma in a mole include pigment, redness or swelling that spreads outside the border of a spot to the surrounding skin, itchiness, tenderness or pain, changes in texture or scales, oozing or bleeding from an existing mole.
  • Prevent UV exposure  even on cloudy days. Cover up with clothing & plenty of sunscreen!




Tags:  Toolbox Talk; JT&S; Safety 

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Steve Kajewski Retirement Open House

Posted By IAMU, Friday, July 15, 2016
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