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Overhead Electric Workshop - May 16-18

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mark your calendars for this year’s IAMU Overhead Electric Transmission and Distribution Workshop.  This year’s workshop will take place May 16 – 18, 2018 at the IAMU Training and Office Complex

This classroom topics and/or hands-on activities include:

  • Anchors
  • Electrical Line Tool Basics
  • Transformers and Regulators – Testing, Maintenance, Repairs, Controls
  • Stringing
  • Pole Change-Out

Pre-workshop activities including apprentice evaluations and beginning pole climbing will occur the day before the actual workshop on Tuesday, May 15.  Apprenticeship testing and skill evaluations will be available.  Please note that the number of apprentices is limited to the first 8 that sign up.  Pre-registration is required for apprenticeship testing and evaluations.  Testing and evaluations will be available May 15 and the morning of May 16 ONLY. (For questions about testing, please contact Dan Llewellyn –, or Meredith Hibbs –

The registration deadline for this workshop is Friday, May 11.  You may mail, or fax the registration form in.  Registration is also available online.


  • IAMU Members - $410
  • Non-IAMU Members - $470
  • Beginning Pole Climbing - $165

For additional information regarding the workshop, including registration, agenda, and schedule, please refer to the brochure HERE.

Tags:  Apprenticeship  Distribution  Electric  Overhead  Pole Climbing 

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Water Distribution & Leak Detection/Line Locating Workshops - May 23-24

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mark your calendars for the IAMU Water Distribution & Leak Detection/Line Locating Workshops.  The workshops will take place May 23 - 24 at the IAMU Training and Office Complex.

Water Distribution Training topics will include:

  • Fire hydrant maintenance
  • Water main tapping / HydraStop
  • Water main installation / repair & fittings

Water Leak Detection / Line Locating topics will include:

  • Water leak detection
  • Line locating
  • Trenching & shoring
  •  Fittings

0.6 CEUs each day for Water Distribution.


Early Registration (on or before May 18)

  • IAMU Members - $65/day or $115 both days
  • Non-Members - $105/day or $190 both days

Late/At-the-Door Registration

  • IAMU Members - $75/day or $135 both days
  • Non-Members - $115/day or $210 both days

Registration is open.  For more information about the workshops, brochure, and online registration, click HERE.

Tags:  CEUs  Leak Detection  Line Locating  Water  Water Distribution 

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CONTEST TIME! Proudly Display Your IAMU Window Cling

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, April 10, 2018

IAMU utilities should be receiving their IAMU Member Window Clings in the mail this week. When yours comes, be sure to place it in a front window or glass door. Snap a photo of it, post it to the IAMU Facebook Page and/or post it to your own Facebook page and tag @iamupage. You'll be entered into a drawing for one of two prizes -- a basket of IAMU merchandise or a $100 credit to your utility's account to be used toward anything -- workshops, trainings, etc.

Submit your photo by the close of business Monday, April 16.

Facebook is in no way sponsoring, endorsing, administrating, or associated with this giveaway.

Tags:  Contest  IAMU  Members  Window Cling 

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AWWA Operator of the Year Awards

Posted By IAMU, Monday, April 9, 2018

The American Water Works Association has announced its Operator of the Year Award Winners for Iowa. This year’s honorees include:

Region 1

Alex Volkov from Mount Vernon
Keith Mensen from Dyersville

Roy Hesemann (left, from Cedar Rapids) presents Operator of the Year Awards to Alex Volkov of Mount Vernon and Keith Mensen of Dyersville.

Region 4

Ben Stouffer from the City of Casey
Erick VanCura from Guthrie Center

Jon Martens, Atlantic Municipal Utilities, presents the Operator of the Year Awards to Ben Stouffer (left photo) and Erick VanCura (right photo).

Region 5 (no photos available):

Darin Smith from Water Development Co. for Sheldahl Water Supply
Kent Campbell from Tama Water Supply

Tags:  AWWA  Operator of the Year  Water 

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April Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Workshops are Quickly Approaching

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Do you need help completing the Consumer Confidence Report? If so, this workshop is for you! The goal of the workshop is for each participant to leave with an understanding, or refresher, of what the CCR is and why it needs to be completed.

The CCR workshops will be held on the dates/locations below:

Important! Please bring the following items to the workshop:

  • IDNR Draft CCR mailed in March 2018
  • If you operate a surface water system: You must bring your turbidity
    information. Highest single measurement and the lowest monthly
    percentage of samples meeting turbidity limits from 2017 calendar year
  • If you add Fluoride, bring the highest and lowest lab results from 2017
  • Jump (flash) drive for ease of saving

Hope to see you there!

Tags:  CCR  iDNR  Water 

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