Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
IAMU Informer
Blog Home All Blogs

IAMU Electric Utility System Operation Short Course - July 23-25

Posted By Josh Trout, Wednesday, July 17, 2019

IAMU is once again offering the Electric Utility System Operation Short Course (EUSO) presented by Skip Collier of Professional Training Systems, Inc.


Skip is highly regarded and has an extensive background in electric utility design, construction, maintenance and operation.


EUSO Short Course:  July 23 – 25

The EUSO Short Course is designed for any employee whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding of the operations side of the business.  This includes those from legal, rates, engineering, purchasing, computer application, marketing, customer service, inventory control, finance, accounting, safety, risk analysis as well as those from generating plants.  One goal for this class is to have students leave with the ability to easily identify all of the electrical equipment they see in a substation as they walk by, along with all the equipment found on the poles in a residential area.  Non-electrical engineers are often at a disadvantage in the electric utility environment due to a lack of familiarity with technical issues.  The better you understand the utility’s product – electrical energy – and how it is created and distributed, the better you can serve the utility and your customers.  This course assumes no electrical background, and builds on the basics to provide a comprehensive understanding of the equipment and operations.


*Line Maintainer apprentices will receive 21 Basic OJT hours for taking the EUSO Course.*


Registration fees for the course are below.


(*If you are planning on sending more than one participant from your organization, please make sure to share this with multiple departments so that you qualify for the reduced cost with the initial registration.)

  • EUSO Course - $950 for a single registrant OR $850 each for two or more participants from the same utility/organization

For additional information and to register, please click HERE.

Tags:  Electric  EUSO  Skip Collier 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Make Plans to Attend the Wastewater Collection System Workshop

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Join fellow wastewater professionals from around the state for this comprehensive workshop. The workshop, sponsored by CIT Sewer Solutions, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6 at IAMU. The hands-on training qualifies for 0.5 CEUs for wastewater.

Topics covered included:

  • Collection System Maintenance 101
  • Geospatial Tools & Tricks for Sanitary Sewer Triple Bottom Line Results
  • Grouting Fundamentals for I/I Reductions

In addition, there will be live demonstrations on:

  • Portable Lift Stations
  • Jet Vac O/M
  • MH Grout
  • Trenching/Shoring/Confined Space Safety

For more information or to register for the workshop, click here.

Tags:  CEUs  CIT Sewer Solutions  Wastewater  Water 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Open Position at IAMU

Posted By IAMU, Monday, July 15, 2019

IAMU currently has a career opening for anyone looking to join our talented staff.  For more information and to apply, click the link or submit cover letter, resume and references to:

Dawn Hyler, Business Manager
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
1735 NE 70th Ave.
Ankeny, IA  50021-9353
(515) 289-1999 or

Special Project Assistant

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Special Project Assistant.

Tags:  Careers  IAMU 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Register Now: You Won't Want to Miss Equipment Demo & Exhibit Day

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

IAMU is planning to hold its Equipment Demo & Exhibit Day on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 1 – 6 p.m. on our Training Field. Demo Day is a time for IAMU members to connect with vendors who can demonstrate or showcase their equipment, tools, processes, and materials in a real-life setting.

The event is FREE for utility members and associate members. If you’re not a member, contact us to find out how you might be able to participate. For more information or to register for the event, click here.

Tags:  Demo Day 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Check Out the Agenda for Managing Your Utilities Conference & Register Today

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

IMFOA has approved 6.00 flex contact hours for Day 1; 6.25 hours for Day 2.

This two-day workshop, to be held July 31 and Aug. 1 at the IAMU office, is designed for city and utility clerks, as well as other utility and municipal administrative staff to better understand municipal law requirements, particularly those related to water and electric utilities, as well as dealing with customers. Individuals may attend one or both days.

Space is limited so get signed up early. To register, click here.


Wednesday, July 31

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. General Municipal Law 101 - Troy DeJoode, IAMU

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. State Government 101 - Tim Whipple, IAMU

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Open Meetings/Open Records - Brett Toresdahl, IPIB

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Public Bidding/Best Practices & Procurement

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Emergency Response/Cyber - Russ Saffell, IAMU

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Service Rules - What Should You Have?

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Q&A

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rate Making 101 - Legal - Tim Whipple, IAMU

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception

Thursday, August 1

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Drinking Water System 101

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Disconnections, Liens, Offsets, & Payment Plans; Oh My! - Amy Kahler, Des Moines Water Works

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Where Does the Funding Come From? - Lori Beary, IFA; Kate Sand, USDA; Nichole Hansen, IEDA

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Bonding & Deb Service - Tim Oswald, Piper Jaffray

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Electric System 101 - Jeremy Caron, IAMU

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Disconnections/Payment Agreements/Service Area/Deposits - David Lynch, Brown Winick

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Landlord/Tenant Issues - Legal Aid

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ratemaking - Krista Wenzel, KDW Advisors

Tags:  Clerks  Customer Service  Managing Your Utilities Conference  Municipal Utility Law 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
Page 2 of 201
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  >   >>   >| 
Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal