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2018 State of Iowa Public Drinking Water Program Annual Compliance Report

Posted By IAMU, Monday, July 8, 2019

Under the 1996 reauthorized Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the State of Iowa is required to publish an annual report of the status of its public drinking water program. The 2018 report is available electronically at the following address: http://www.iowadnr.gov/WS-Annual-Compliance-Report.

The report was compiled by the staff of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Water Supply Engineering and Operations Sections, using data collected in 2018 from all active public water supplies in the state. The report contains a summary of the program, a description of the requirements that systems must meet, the year’s violation statistics, and the list of the systems with each health-based standard or major monitoring or reporting violation incurred during the year.  

The photographs in the report are from Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund projects, primarily those that were completed during the year. The maps depict the public water supply system universe in Iowa and the locations of the systems that incurred the health-based standards and major monitoring and reporting violations. The maps are also separately listed on the website.

Iowa had 1,838 active public water supply systems in 2018. Of those systems, 95.2% complied with all health-based drinking water standards, and 82.1% complied with all major monitoring and reporting requirements. There were no waterborne disease outbreaks or deaths attributed to the drinking water at any active public water supply in Iowa during the year.

If you have any questions about the report, please contact Diane Moles, Executive Officer 2, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 515-725-0281, diane.moles@dnr.iowa.gov.

Tags:  IDNR  Safe Drinking Water Act 

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Drug & Alcohol Employee / Supervisor Training Webinars

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, July 3, 2019

IAMU Safety Services will be holding a Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training Webinar. This webinar will address the following:

  • The effects of drugs and alcohol on the body
  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and indicators of substance abuse at the workplace
  • Comply with federal DOT regulations requiring 2-hour reasonable suspicion training for supervisors

60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of alcohol abuse; 60 minutes will be spent on the symptoms of drug/controlled substance abuse.

*A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to participants upon confirmation of participant’s full attendance to webinar.

Who Should Attend?

Employees and supervisors involved with CDLs and/or gas operations.

 

Webinar Time and Length:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Cost:

$45 per IAMU Member participant

$70 per Non-IAMU Member participant

 

Questions?

Contact Paul Kittelson at pkittelson@iamu.org, or (800) 810-4268.

Registration is open.  For additional information and online registration, please click HERE.

*Webinar information will be sent upon registration.*

Tags:  Drug & Alcohol Training  Safety Services  Webinar 

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2019 Midwest Regional Municipal Utility Cybersecurity Summit

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The American Public Power Association is holding a Midwest Regional Municipal Utility Cybersecurity Summit on July 24 and 25 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The summit will provide education on the tools, technologies, and resources available to municipal utilities to establish and maintain a successful cybersecurity program, no matter what the size of your utility.

For more information about the summit or to register, go to:

https://www.publicpower.org/event/2019-midwest-regional-municipal-utility-cybersecurity-summit

Tags:  APPA  Cyber Security 

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Make Plans to Attend the Wastewater Collection System Workshop

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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:  CIT Sewer Solutions  Wastewater 

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Attention Electric Members: Important Information About ElectricflexTM Rubber Gloves

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Recently, IAMU received reports of high voltage rubber gloves not passing visual inspections. In some instances, the gloves that failed these inspections had never been worn.

The Skarshaug Testing Laboratory in Ames was contacted and shared the following information:

  • The gloves that have been failing the visual inspections are the ElectricflexTM Gloves manufactured by Salisbury.
  • Salisbury started manufacturing this style of glove approximately 3 years ago.
  • Shortly after these gloves were distributed, it was discovered the company label (Figure 1) that was being used was too large and was stressing the rubber (Figure 2).
  • As a result, Salisbury changed the size of the label (Figure 3) and no further problems have been reported.    

Action Item: Inspect all high voltage rubber gloves to determine if you have any of this style of gloves with the larger label that fails the visual inspection. If so, consider exchanging them as soon as practical.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

Tags:  Electric  Electricflex  Gloves  Salisbury 

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