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New AWWA Manuals available for purchase”Open in a New Window

“New AWWA Manuals available for purchase”


ISAWWA members are advised that AWWA has recently made available two (2) new manuals for drinking water professionals. Both manuals are related to water quality topics of current interest to Illinois Water Utilities and provide useful information to help operators and managers make better decisions related to water quality in distribution systems.


M58 Internal Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems, Second Edition


ISBN: 9781625762023

Publisher: AWWA

AWWA catalog no: 30058-2E


Number of pages: 207


M58 provides an explanation of the factors that influence corrosion, assesses corrosion-related impacts, and discusses the development of a strategy to implement and maintain effective corrosion control in the water distribution system.

M68 Water Quality in Distribution Systems


ISBN: 9781613004234

Publisher: AWWA

AWWA catalog no: 30068-PDF

Number of pages: 434


M68 will help drinking water utilities and professionals understand the factors that affect water quality, ways to address them and best practices for optimizing distribution system water quality.


Fluoridation equipment replacement opportunityOpen in a New Window

There is an opportunity for Illinois Department of Public Health to support fluoridation equipment replacement in Illinois through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and CDC.  We would like to know if anyone would be interested in working with us to see if there are eligible entities in need of new water equipment.  We would like to find some candidate applicants that can benefit from these funds and would be happy to support them. The entities that can apply can include: state affiliates of rural water associations, state dental associations, state or local government agencies and oral health coalitions that are in need of water equipment replacement.  Applications are due November 30, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET. An informational conference call will be held October 24, 2017 at 1:00pm ET to learn more about the Request for Proposals (RFP) and to have a chance to ask NACCHO and CDC questions regarding the application and funding opportunity. Applicants are required to create a MY NACCHO account to access and submit an application. To apply, go to



Rose Mutzbauer

Illinois Department of Public Health

Division of Oral Health

535 W. Jefferson St. 3rd Fl

Springfield, IL  62761

Phone (217) 785-4903

Fax  (217) 557-7117


USEPA WebinarsOpen in a New Window


EPA will use your registration information solely for this event. We will not share your information with any third party.

Responding to a Water Contamination Event Webinar Series

The Water Security Division of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water will conduct a webinar series including three one-hour events entitled "Responding to a Water Contamination Event." The webinar series will inform drinking water and wastewater utilities of free tools and resources that can help prepare for, respond to, and recover from water contamination. Please join us for one or more of the webinars in the series and earn CEUs. The webinar topics include:

Preparing Your Water Utility for an Emergency

November 2, 2017


Emergency Response: Responding to a Contamination Incident

November 8, 2017

Recovering from a Contamination Incident

November 15, 2017

Drinking water and wastewater operators in eligibile states may earn up to 3 hours of continuing education credit for attending, pending approval from state operator certification programs.

The first webinar will take place on November 2, 2017 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Standard Time. Links and instructions will be sent to participants via email prior to the event. Please register for each week seperately. If you have additional questions, please contact us at

If you require accommodations, please contact Karen Edwards at or (202) 564-3797 by October 20, 2017.

We look forward to your participation!



Fall Protection at OSHA Top 10 ListOpen in a New Window

Fall protection – General Requirement violation remains at the top of OSHA’s top 10 list of violations for 2017 with Fall protection Training Requirements breaking in at number 9.  Check out the National Safety Council’s Safety + Health Magazine article here for more information.  You can also view the Safety and Emergency Planning Committee’s webinar “Fall Protection” for information on the new revisions to the standard.


WATERCON Keynote AnnouncedOpen in a New Window

Show Me a Hero...Monday March 19th, 2018

The word hero gets kicked around a lot today. Movie stars, Celebrities, Sports figures - famous, beautiful talented people who’s names that are easy to recognize. Veterans, police officers, teachers get called heroes a lot too...But are they really heroes?

Join retired Navy Captain and all around BattleAxe Karen Baetzel as we take another look at what has happened to the word hero and hear her take on the very nature of heroism through four true stories, which might make you think of your own..No pat answers here, but a lot of compelling questions.


HELP ISAWWA - WIN AN ATV??Open in a New Window



Student? Join AWWA Now for FREE!Open in a New Window

Are you a student?  The Illinois Section AWWA wants YOU!  Why become a student member of AWWA?

1.      Find a Job– AWWA’s Career Center has hundreds of listings for positions with utilities, manufacturers and consulting engineering companies.

2.      Connect with Water Professionals– Make connections and meet the right people. AWWA members have many opportunities to network with water professionals and participate in workshops, volunteer events, and webinars. Build important skill sets while making friends and important professional connections.

3.      Pay for Classes– AWWA awards scholarships worth over $100,000 to undergraduate and graduate students for their work studying water issues.

4.      Stay Informed–Student members get access to peer-reviewed Journal - AWWA, the premier water industry magazine, as well as a full resource community covering a wide variety of water-related topics.

5.      Make a difference– Have a direct impact on water issues affecting your community and help ensure a better world through better water.

6.      And, FREE - Now through December 31, 2017, AWWA is offering free membership to all new student members who join! Use promo code GIFT at checkout.


Take advantage of this great offer!  Use this link to join today!

Questions?  Give us a call at 866-521-3595 x3 or email


October NEW MEMBERS!Open in a New Window



Meet our new members who joined in October, 2017.  If you see them at any upcoming area activities, please welcome them!!


First Name Last Name or Org Name Company Name
Bill Czaska CB & I
Nancy Simpson Illinois EPA
Andrea Porter USEPA
Chad Johnson Hydra-Stop
Meltem Urgun-Demirtas Argonne Natioanl Laboratory
Ross Thomson Diehl Metering
Jeff Stewart City of Rolling Meadows
Robert Hancock City of Troy Water Department
Pam Appino Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Tim Cowan C2 Engineers, LLP
Dan Ermitage Village of Lyons
Kathryne Frey Weston Solutions
Francis Filec North Riverside, IL
Kim Rakoski PDC Laboratories, Inc
Katherine Despinoy Stanley Consultants
Sam Cole C2 Engineers, LLP
Jennifer Solomon Prairie Analytical
Danielle Melone Siemens Industry, Inc.
Kerry Stackpole Plumbing Manufacturers International
Katy Librizzi City of Npaerville
Bryant Williams Woodstock,IL
Vanessa Harris Woodstock,IL
Ronald Papa Chicago, IL
Michael Schopp Village of Mackinaw
Neptali Cruz Rockford, IL
Pedro Montes City of North Chicago
Becky Zajack Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Donelle Herron Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Lauren Lockhart Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Dee Podraza Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Frank Schmitz Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Niki Barber Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Rose Melody Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Sandra Arbisi Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Tom Goodman Belden
Brian Nied McIntire Management Group
Matt Hicks Village of Stronghurst
Christy Wilson Horner & Shifrin
Brent Daggett City of Naperville
Robert Jackson City of Naperville
Frank Selvaggi City of Naperville
Gregory Lupia Consulting Engineer Lupia
Edmund Post Danfoss Drives
Nicole Finley Danfoss Drives
Tim Moore Danfoss Drives
C2 Engineers, LLP Danville, IL
Siemens Industry, Inc. Mt. Prospect,IL
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