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Gas "Boot Camp" is October 1st-5th

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

IAMU will be offering a Gas “Boot Camp” Operator Qualification Training Workshop at the end of October. The workshop will take place October 1st-5th, 2018 at the IAMU Training & Office Complex.

This workshop is geared towards:  New operators, dispatchers, on-call personnel, and operators who would like to qualify or re-qualify on the covered tasks being presented.  Hands-on and written evaluations will be offered.  Participants may attend only Monday or all week.  This training is also very valuable for dispatch personnel answering phone calls.

Qualifications will be offered for all topics covered.

Click here to register.

Tags:  Boot Camp  Gas  OQ 

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IAMU Electric Utility Billing Workshop - October 4th

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mark your calendars for the IAMU Electric Utility Billing Workshop.  The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, in cooperation with Denison Municipal Utilities, is offering a one-day training workshop to aid municipal personnel in the unique challenges faced in performing electric utility billing.  This course is targeted to all new 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 training will take place on Thursday, October 4th at Denison Municipal Utilities in Denison, Iowa.

The following topics will be covered during the workshop:

  • Electrical Terminology
  • Electric Equipment
  • Electric Procedures
  • Multipliers
  • Meter Reading
  • Meter Data
  • Processing Data
  • Billing Accounts
  • Customer Issues
  • Data Processing
  • Software
  • Winter Moratorium
  • Rates (Setting & Applying)


IAMU Members: $109
Non-Members: $159      

Workshop Location:

The workshop will take place at:

Denison Municipal Utilities
721 Broadway
Denison, IA  51442
Utility Phone Number – (712) 263-4154

Registration is open!

Registration is available online by visiting our website at and clicking on the workshop under the “Events” link.  You may also mail, or fax the registration form in.  For additional information including brochure and registration link, please click HERE.

Questions?  Contact Dan Llewellyn at (800) 810-4268 or email at

Tags:  Electric  Electric Utility Billing 

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Permit Required Confined Space & Manhole Entry Workshop - October 16th

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Confined spaces (CS) - such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks - are not designed for continuous occupancy and are difficult to exit in the event of an emergency.  CS’s with life-threatening hazards (e.g. toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and asphyxiation) are reclassified as Permit Required Confined Spaces.

DNR has approved 0.2 CEUs for WT, WD and WW.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is designed for city and utility employees and outside contractors employed by a city, or anyone working around or in Confined Spaces.  The training received will cover the overall requirements of the standard, including:

  • Confined vs. Permit Required Confined Space
  • Effective Confined Space evaluation
  • Monitor calibration and “Bump” testing
  • Proper ventilation
  • Hands-on manhole entry
  • Emergency preparation & hands-on emergency extraction

*If you hire Contractors:  Contact the contractors that work for your city / utility and encourage their attendance.



IAMU Training and Office Complex

1735 NE 70th Avenue

Ankeny, IA  50021


$140 per IAMU Member participant

$195 per Non-Member participant

(Maximum of 40 participants)



Contact Larry Banwart at (800) 810-4268 or


Click HERE for registration and additional information.

Tags:  CEUs  Confined Space  Safety Services 

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Star Equipment 50th Anniversary Open House

Posted By IAMU, Monday, September 24, 2018

Star Equipment & the Bowman Family invite you to join them at their Open House to celebrate their 50th Anniversary!

Des Moines Office
1401 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

Saturday, September 29 - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Food & Beverages will be provided.

Click here for more information.

Tags:  Associates  Star Equipment 

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2018 IAMU Safety Group Risk Management Workshop Registration

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Since 1980, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU), Jester Insurance Services, Inc., and EMC Insurance Companies have joined together to bring Iowa municipalities and utilities a comprehensive and competitive dividend insurance program. Expansions and improvements to the program are continuously made to meet the changing needs of Iowa's municipalities and utilities.

Click here to register for the 2018 IAMU Safety Group Risk Management Workshops taking place in October. We will be covering several very important topics at these seminars. We will also have guest speakers presenting on Cyber Security and Employment Practices Liability that you won’t want to miss! Please send questions or completed forms to You can also return the form via mail or fax to: Jester Insurance, PO Box 4779, Des Moines IA 50305; Fax: 515-243-6862. We hope to see a representative from every Safety Group member at one of the three seminars this October!

Tags:  EMC  IAMU Safety Group Insurance Program  Jester Insurance 

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