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Water Loss and Pressure Monitoring Technologies Webinar

Posted By Administration, Monday, August 17, 2020

Join us on September 9th from 1-3PM for this webinar presented by Shannon Rodriguez of Nighthawk.

Drinking water utilities are continuously searching for ways to proactively monitor the system while improving resiliency. This presentation is designed to give a high-level overview of drinking water systems which includes the basics of hydraulics and pressure and an explanation of different technologies being developed to benefit drinking water utilities.  It discusses how utilities can easily install and use remote pressure monitoring to identify hydraulic anomalies and events while reducing water loss and repair response time. This presentation also includes discussion on utilizing technology for the development of the EPA Emergency Response Plan and Risk and Resiliency Assessment, available industry resources from various organizations, funding opportunities and using technology to develop and calibrate water hydraulic models. 

2 CEU hours available for Water Distribution only.

Click here for more information and to register.


Tags:  CEUs  Water  Water Distribution 

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Missouri River Energy Services to Hold “Video Dedication Ceremony” for the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project

Posted By Administration, Monday, August 17, 2020
Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) will host a video dedication ceremony to commemorate the completion of construction and beginning of power generation at the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP) outside of Pella, Iowa, an MRES member community. The premiere showing of the video dedication will be available via the organization’s website and social media channels on Sept. 2, 2020, at 2 p.m. CDT. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, MRES is opting for a video dedication in lieu of an in-person event.

RRHP will harness the power of the Des Moines River to deliver enough renewable, emissions-free energy to supply over 18,000 homes and businesses in MRES member communities and it will be the second largest hydroelectric facility in the State of Iowa.

MRES invites everyone to join us for the historic dedication of this clean, renewable and reliable resource that will provide energy for the next 100 years.

What: Video Dedication Ceremony for the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project

When: Sept. 2, 2020; 2 p.m. CDT

Where: MRES website and social media channels:, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

Tags:  MRES  Red Rock  RRHP 

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Golfing fore Scholars to Benefit IAMU Scholarship Program

Posted By IAMU, Friday, August 7, 2020

We are excited to announce that our annual golf outing will now be a fundraiser for the IAMU Scholarship Program (details will be announced in the coming months), and will award scholarships beginning in 2021.

Registration is open for the IAMU Golfing Fore Scholars fundraiser. This event, formerly Golfing Fore Safety, will be held at Briggs Woods Golf Course on Monday, September 21, 2020. Registration information and sponsorship opportunities can be found here. See you there!

For More Info: Contact IAMU at 515.289.1999 or email

Purchase a raffle ticket at the event for your chance at walking away $1000 richer!

Tags:  Golfin' Fore Scholars 

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Annual Water Use Fee on the August EPC Agenda

Posted By IAMU, Friday, August 7, 2020

The proposed Water Use Annual Permit Fee is on the agenda for the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) at its August 18th meeting. The meeting will be held virtually. The $95.00 proposed fee will be presented for approval.  The agenda brief is available on the website under Upcoming Meeting: “EPC Packet and Agenda;” the water use annual fee agenda item is Item 6, packet page 13., with the meeting call-in information available on the website.

Tags:  EPC  Water 

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Social Media Strategies for Utilities Webinar Series Presented by Chris Snider of Chris Snider Design

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 6, 2020

Are you taking advantage of social media to communicate with customers and citizens? This webinar series aims to provide you with ways to identify and connect with your audience, develop content for platforms, and where social media is trending today.

Series Topics & Schedule:

September 9, 2020 - “Who is Your Audience & What Do They Need From You?”

September 16, 2020 - “Writing Better Content for Social Media”

September 23, 2020 - “Social Media Trends & How Social Networks Work in 2020”

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. each week

Cost: FREE for IAMU Utility Members

About the Presenter:

Chris Snider has spent his career pushing for innovative and creative ways to tell and present stories in print and online. He’s currently an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University in Des Moines. Chris has a degree in journalism from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Drake University.

Registration Info: To register, click on the above dates or visit the IAMU Events page HERE.

*The webinar link will be sent to the registered participant’s email address. Please note the webinar invite will come from Zoom.*


Tags:  Chris Snider  Social Media  Webinar 

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