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LEAKSNews FALL 2022OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE INDIANA SECTION AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION INSIDE: District Reports • Committee Reports P.O. Box 127; Brownsburg, IN 46112 Address Service Requested

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TRUSTEE – SOUTHEAST DISTRICT Linda Brownsburg,P.O.lindas@wesslerengineering.com317-97-5994SandersBox127IN46112 Office: 866-213-2796 Fax: 866-215-5966

Your Small Systems Trustees 11 District Reports 13 Committee Reports 17 Agency Updates 27 In Memory 33 Upcoming Events & Activities 35 Advertiser Product & Service Center

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PAST CHAIR Jeff jeffc@mesimpson.com812-723-0863Cunningham

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VICE CHAIR Cathy cathy.lance@peerlessmidwest.com574-850-4561Lance

DIRECTOR Chris charrison@contactcei.com574-377-4563Harrison

SECRETARY-TREASURER Neal 765-648-6420McKee ext. nmckee@cityofanderson.com4402

ASSISTANT SECRETARY-TREASURER Larry manager@jacksoncountywater.com812-358-3654McIntosh

TRUSTEE – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT Shawn shawn.kluesner@ejprescott.com812-929-4320Kluesner

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TRUSTEE – SMALL SYSTEMS NORTH Justin jshaffer@townofmonroe.com260-849-9016Schaffer

TRUSTEE – NORTHEAST DISTRICT Jeff jboyle@ligonier-in.gov260-860-1292Boyle

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TRUSTEE – NORTHWEST DISTRICT Chris cjohnsen@mcwaterdept.com219-221-3916Johnsen

2022-2023 Board of Trustees CHAIR John water@cityofberne.com260-589-2811Crider

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TRUSTEE – CENTRAL DISTRICT Dylan dylanl@wesslerengineering.com317-773-2249Lambermont

TRUSTEE – SMALL SYSTEMS SOUTH Steve stevejenkins.gwi@gmail.com812-768-6899Jenkins

The Annual Golf Outing was a great one. If you missed it, John Crist and his crew did an outstanding job.

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Lots of ways to get engaged

The 2022 Operator Boot Camp, held in Peru at the Miami County Fairgrounds just finished up and we had a great turn out – over 200 attendees, beautiful weather and 19 demonstrations and presentations to choose from. We hope to see you out there next year on August 9.

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Wow, this year’s AWWA ACE Conference in San Antonio was an amazing experience. If any of you get a chance to attend a future ACE Conference, please don’t hesitate. The networking is out of this world! In 2023, ACE will be headed north of the border in Toronto, so be sure to renew yourDatespassports.havebeen set for the Fall District Business Meetings, and you can find your district’s meeting date on the Upcoming Events section of this issue (page 35) or on the Upcoming Events page on the Indiana AWWA website and get registered online. I look forward to seeing you there.

Also be sure to save the date for Water Institute in December 6–8 in beautiful French Lick. The Technical Program Committee is accepting abstracts for this event at the time of thisIfwriting.youare interested in hosting a workshop in your area, get ahold of our Section staff and they can help you out.

John Crider, Chair

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s some of you are aware, I like to read books – more specifically, listen to audiobooks. By chance, I was introduced to an author, Greg Coker, who has authored several books but my attention was drawn to one titled “Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose”. The key discussion topics raised within the book had me reflecting on my career as a public servant.

each utility must be steered by individuals who understand their purpose.

I must ask: are you complacent and only meeting your daily commitment, or are you focused with a purpose of improving your community? Your cathedral!

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In the book, the author references Christopher Wren who is known in England as one the greatest architects in history. Wren was commissioned to rebuild Saint Paul’s Cathedral after the Great Fire of 1666, which destroyed London. As he inspected the job site, he observed three workers on a scaffold: one crouched down, one half-standing, and the third standing very tall and outworking the other two.

Chris Harrison, Director

Finding the power of purpose

To close, I would like to pose a few questions to you. Do you have a purpose for your community, a vision on where you want the community to grow? And how are you engaging in your community daily to meet those goals?

Are you focused with a purpose of improving your community?

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The first worker who was crouching down with little engagement in his job duties was asked by Wren “What are you doing?” He replied, “I’m working,” with little excitement. The second worker who was engaged in the task at hand was asked the same question and replied, “I’m building a wall.” Wren moved to the third worker who was outpacing the other two and seemed to have a purpose on why he was there. The same question was asked “What are you doing?”. The third worker replied “I’m building a cathedral” to the all-mighty. The third worker had a purpose and vision to see the cathedral restored.

Being purpose-driven is not about having all the answers or being the most intelligent person in the room. It is about being engaged with improving

your community each and every day. I call this the compounding effect. I view each community I have had the pleasure of working with as a cathedral. Each community is different and has specific needs and goals. The one factor all have in common is that public utilities are the pulse of the community. To be successful,

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Remember to be on the lookout for our annual Fall District Business meetings to be held this fall in your local districts as well as to keep an eye out for our small systems round table discussion, to be held at the Water Institute this December in French Lick. Registration is open and we are looking forward to another great conference.

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There are many needs for all of our systems and funding options are out there if you know where to look. Hopefully, by receiving the survey responses you send back, we can get a better understanding of our small systems and move towards assisting you with solutions that will make an impact.

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There are many needs for all of our systems and funding options are out there if you know where to look.

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As we move through the year, we are still working towards better assisting small systems within the Indiana Section AWWA. If you have not yet received a survey in your inbox, you will soon. Please take the time to fill this survey out so that we can review them and start to develop a plan as to how to better address the needs of our many small systems within Indiana.

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Central Fall Business Meeting will take place on October 6, 2023. The 2023 Summer Workshop is scheduled on May 16, 2023 and a Fall Workshop is scheduled on November 7, 2023.

Annual Fall District Business Meetings Schedule

Northwest District – Please check the Indiana Section website for details on meetings and workshops for NW.

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October 5 – Southwest District Sullivan Civic Center

Erich Nugent, Chair

Southwest District – There will be two additional fall workshops this year. The first Fall Workshop will be held September 21, 2022 on Work Zone Safety in Chandler, IN at the Chandler Community Center. A second Fall Workshop will take place on September 27-28 with Control Valve Training in Dubois, IN.

The 2023 meetings dates have been set , so mark your calendars:

October 7 – Central District Red Bridge Community Center 697 W Jackson St, Cicero, IN 46034

September 15 – Southeast District Blessings Opera House

Southeast District – Just had a successful workshop in Columbus at the U.S. Aggregates on June 22. Dates have been set for a Spring Workshop on May 18, 2023 and the 2023 Fall Business Meeting will take place on September 21.

Join your District in electing your 2023 officers. Enjoy a morning of education and technical presentations, get the latest updates from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and take in the presentation of Hurty Awards. Lunch will be provided at each district meeting.

September 30 – Northwest District Koselke Mayfield American Legion, Post 403 203 South Washington St, Wanatah, IN 46390

More Information and details, as well as registration may be found online at: www.inawwa.org/events.

Upcoming Districts Calendar of Events for 2022-23 Central District – Fall Workshop to be hosted by Black and Veatch in Indianapolis on November 17 with details on the program to come out shortly.

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contact Scott Dompke, Technical Program Chair, with any questions at

Networking opportunities with your peers are a valuable benefit of attending in-person events and the Water Institute is a great place to do just that.

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We are still in the program planning stage but hope to offer around 16 contact hours of timely and relevant educational sessions. Tuesday, the first day of the conference, will have a few long format workshops available for both Water and Wastewater CEUs. More details to come later as the program develops. The abstracts deadline is fast approaching at the time of this writing, if you haven’t submitted and you would like to, please contact Scott Dompke, Chair of the Technical Program Committee at scottd@mesimpson.com. You may submit your abstract for a future conference to abstracts@inawwa.org.

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2022 Water Institute Updates

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• 2022 Besozzi Youth Grants are also available to individuals in, or interested in, a career in the water industry who has never attended an INAWWA conference and are no older than 30 years of age. The grant covers full conference registration, conference meals, hotel and travel. We will once again have our Exhibit Hall & Equipment Expo. This popular venue offers the opportunity to learn about the latest in processes, technologies, and equipment, visit with agency folks, and seek answers to issues you may have.

lease mark your calendars for December 6–8, 2022 for our upcoming 2022 Water Institute at the beautiful French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana.

In addition to submitting abstracts, there are other items which warrant your consideration:

• 2022 Operator of the Year Nominations – You are encouraged to submit nominations for your outstanding operator for water and/or wastewater. We will make awards for large and small systems, so please send in your nominations today.

• IRWA Gambold Education Fund Grants – Up to six (6) GEF grants can be awarded to individuals who have never attended an INAWWA or IRWA event, or who have not attended in the last five years. The grant includes full conference registration, two nights at the conference hotel, the Date Lick Springs Hotel and Conference Center

Submit abstracts and speaker bios to abstracts@inawwa.org

Nomination form is available on the conference event page.

lunches and receptions, and a GEF shirt. Please submit your application on our website. Our Philanthropy Committee will select the awardees.

whose generosity helps support INAWWA in its mission of service to Indiana’s water and wastewater utilities throughout the year.

Indiana Section AWWA thanks our …

2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS

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Event details will be on our committee webpage as they become available, so please check us out often! Visit our webpage at inawwa.org/about-us/committees/water-for-people or contact me at emily.nelson@rose-hulman.edu.

MAC Committee

Amanda Withers (awithers@cmtengr.com)

Tim Hill, Vice Chair

The MAC is working to prepare for the Water Institute on December 6–8 in French Lick. This year, we are looking forward to some new things happening in the exhibit hall. The Hydrant Hysteria competition will take place during the day on Wednesday and then be sure to come back later for the Meter Challenge taking place Wednesday night. We are always looking for ways to improve the show and make it a good experience for the vendors and attendees.

Water For People Committee

This summer the INAWWA Section held three fundraising events for Water For People: our annual Golf Outing, the NE District Sunset Cruise, and the Run for World Water 5K. The results of the INAWWA Golf Outing are noted in a separate article in this issue. The results of the Sunset Cruise and the Run for World Water 5K are still being tallied. We look forward to sharing photos and fundraising results in the next issue. The Water For People Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, and participants for these great events. Your support is much appreciated.

Emily Nelson, Chair Committee Reports

We need additional volunteers to serve on our event committees!

Volunteers Needed!

Upcoming 2022 Events:

It was good to see everyone this past Spring at the Annual Conference. It was so nice to be back in person. I am already looking forward to next year’s conference, which will be happening April 11–13.

The hotel will be ready for the group to be there and enjoy all the amenities they have to offer. Hope to see everyone there!

Our World Water Day Event Committee and Silent Auction Event Committee each have a very small group of volunteers who are responsible for planning and organizing, securing sponsors, spreading the word, and hosting. To keep these events occurring in 2022 and beyond, we need more help.

Summer Recap

Please share your time and talents with our committees in support of a great cause. If you are interested, please email us at waterforpeople@inawwa.org, and to let us know which event(s) you would like to volunteer.

Water For People Benefit Concert September 22, 2022 Victory Theatre, Evansville, IN Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and at the Ford Center box office. This year, Water For People goes “Country!” We are excited to announce that one of the premier acts in music will be featured at our upcoming concert –Sawyer Brown! It is guaranteed to be an awesome night of great Contact:music.Justin Guetling ( jguetling@ewsu.com)

• Automated Mapping and Work Orders

• Lead Service Line Programs

• Wastewater Treatment

Abstract Requests October 1, 2022

• Source Water

• Transmission and Distribution

Submit Abstract w/ Speaker Biography to: abstracts@inawwa.org

Call for Conference Abstracts Timeline for Abstracts for Water Institute

• Project Funding

• Treatment Technology

• Cyber Security

• Source of Supply Stories

• Regulatory Compliance

• Laboratory Analysis

• Asset Management

Abstracts Due December 1, 2022 Program Draft January 15, 2023 IDEM Submittal March 1, 2023 Program Final March 15, 2023 Conference April 10–13, 2023

• Rate Setting

Abstracts should be 100 to 200 words and define the main purpose and learning objectives of the session. For best results to be selected for the program, create a title that accurately describes the topic and what will be learned from attending the session. Include why it is relevant to specific attendees and identify specific learning objectives. For selection consideration, submitted abstracts must include biographies for all speakers.

Scott Dompke, Chair

• Innovative Technology

Water Institute – French Lick December 6–8, 2022

• Treatment Technology

• Emerging Contaminants

Please consider submitting a presentation of 30 or 60 minutes, a halfday or full day workshop, an equipment demonstration (30 minutes), a panel discussion or operator training session. Topics to consider include:

• Operation and Maintenance

• Successful Projects

• Water Quality

• Energy Management

• System Rehabilitation

• Automated Metering

Abstract & Bio Due Date: December 1, 2022

Annual Conference – Indy Marriott April 10–13, 2023

For additional information, contact: Technical Program Committee Chair Scott Dompke

Indiana AWWA Executive Director Monique Riggs 866-213-2796 office or 317-372-9864 cell monique.riggs@inawwa.org

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Abstract Requests NewsLeaks – Mid April Abstracts Due September 1, 2022 Program Draft October 1, 2022 IDEM Submittal November 1, 2022 Program Final November 15, 2022 Conference December 6–8, 2022

• Case Studies

• Utility Business Practices

Committee Reports

• Project Planning

• Distribution Systems

• Pumping and Storage

Selected speakers will be notified early November.

• Finance and Rate Setting

The Technical Program Committee reviews the submittals, prepares the program and notifies the speakers. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get in front of hundreds of utility decision makers at the French Lick Resort while it is beautifully decorated for the Holiday Season.

• Intelligent Infrastructure

• Water Loss

800-255-1521 office or 812-972-0665 cell scott.dompke@mesimpson.com

Technical Program Committee

• State of the Utility Industry

• Equipment Demonstrations

The Indiana Section AWWA Technical Program Committee is accepting abstracts for the 2022 Water Institute conference in French Lick December 6–8, 2022 . The abstract and speaker biography submittal deadline was September 1, 2022.

Submit Abstract w/ Speaker Biography to: abstracts@inawwa.org

• Board Management

Abstract & Bio Due Date: September 1, 2022

Next year's Annual Conference will be held on April 10–13, 2023 at the downtown Indianapolis Marriott. The program will be a full slate of technical presentations and panels. There will be plenty of opportunity for continuing education credits with subjects covering a diverse spectrum of industry topics. We hope to see you there. Subject matter will include:

looking for workshop ideas or other initiatives to help small systems. As always, we would love to know your ideas on how we can better serve you and/or topics you would like to see addressed in our newsletter or a workshop setting.

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INAWWA Small Systems Committee

Committee Reports

Your Small Systems Committee is

Jeremy Hardy, Chair

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Feel free to contact any of our Small Systems Committee members ( committees/small-systemshttp://www.inawwa.org/about-us/ ) with your thoughts and ideas.

Our Small Systems Committee will help facilitate EPA Grant workshops.

INAWWA’s Small Systems Committee continues to focus on our mission of serving and educating small to medium utilities and providing training associated with water treatment and utility management. It is the intent of our Committee to facilitate and empower utilities to become effective stewards of our water resources.

This year it will occur on October 19–20, please be on the lookout for more details. Indiana RCAP will be providing the instruction for the day and lab the second day. This will be a free workshop with approved CEU’s for Operators. We are also working with the AWWA Education Committee and AWWA Safety Committee to have some workshops across the state.

Committee Reports

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Emergency Response & Preparedness Committee

October 13, 2022 December 6, 2022 (this will be in-person at Water Institute)

Indiana Section AWWA Chair-Elect Jaimie Foreman will be one of twelve individuals representing the water sector at the annual Technical Advisory Group meeting in Washington DC in September. They will be discussing how our membership dollars can be used to provide additional tools and resources to our members. Jaimie represents the Emergency Preparedness and Security workgroup. If you have any questions, please contact Jaimie.

With recent storms and power outages, InWARN has been on standby ready to assist. Discussion with member utilities have focused on various options and whether a utility needed to activate the network. As a reminder to our utilities – be sure to test your secondary power supplies routinely so no unexpected surprises arise if these power sources are needed.

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these workshops. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please let me know.

ServedPopulation ResponseEmergencyPlan * Next 5-year Cycle Submission Date

The Emergency Response & Preparedness Committee has been hard at work preparing for our upcoming Cyber Security Training for water and wastewater utilities municipalities in Indiana. Thanks to our continued collaboration with the Indiana Finance Authority these workshops are being provided to our utilities and municipalities at no cost. A complete listing of the 2022 workshops is included below. We are currently working to schedule workshops in 2023. The workshops will focus on cybersecurity education and will provide detailed training on the use of AWWA’s Water Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Guidance and Tool. After completing the training, attendees will be able to recognize the drivers behind cybersecurity, understand the use of the Tool, explain the priorities of controls recommended by the Tool, properly use the Tool to generate an output file for their utility and utilize the prioritized controls provided by the Tool to develop an action plan. We are still looking for additional individuals willing to be facilitators at

Technical Advisory Group Meeting

Indiana continues to be active within USEPA Region 5 and was a representative included in a workshop on August 3 discussing secondary source supplies

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Next 5-year Cycle Submission Date

Dawn Keyler, Chair

AWIA Certification Deadlines

InWARN

> 100,000 March 31, 2020 March 31, 2025

50,000-99,999 December 31, 2020 December 31, 2025

> 100,000 September 30, 2020 September 30, 2025

June 30, 2021 June 30, 2026

*Emergency Response Plan certifications are due six months from the date of the Risk Assessment certification. The dates shown above are certification dates based on a utility submitting a risk assessment on the final due date.

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Cybersecurity Training

In Indiana, agricultural activities and industrial processes often have the biggest fingers pointed at them when it comes to contamination in the environment. Source water protection activities that include the industrial process takes individualized approach with the leadership of the industry, stormwater, and planning groups to target the contaminants of concern. However, agricultural impact takes a much larger group of participants. Luckily, there are folks within our agricultural communities who realize they play a part and are making every effort to be good stewards of the land. Just like farmers need to produce crops to feed our communities, we need to protect source waters to provide quality water to our communities. Let’s make it an AWWA priority to work with these folks upfront and bring them into discussions to help revitalize and create a plan that everyone can get behind.

Ginger Davis, Chair Source Water Protection Committee

Local Work Groups: Your VIP Access to Source Water Protection

We can leverage action in our communities by participating in source water conservation efforts that you may not know exist. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), in partnership with county soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) and many other groups (state agencies, Purdue Extension, U.S. Farm Service Agency, etc.) form the Indiana Conservation Partnership. The mission of the Indiana Conservation Partnership is to provide technical, financial, and educational assistance to implement economically and environmentally compatible land and water stewardship decisions, practices, and technologies. The SWCD, NRCS, and Indiana Conservation Partnership members work tirelessly to address sediment, nutrient, and other quality issues, while promoting plant and animal health. Locally they may not know

Source water is the raw water found within the environment that will eventually make it into the plant for treatment. Source water impacts can be runoff exposed to many contaminants that can change the quality of the surface water rapidly or leakage to groundwater which is less susceptible to contamination but. if it occurs, natural recovery takes a very long time.

Effective source water protection and wellhead protection programs should be forward-looking, to evaluate and address current and future challenges, and involve stakeholders throughout the planning and implementation stages. It is critical that we find innovative solutions that leverage the responsibility of all those that hold an interest, are affected by, or have an impact on source water protection activities. Gathering these stakeholders to discuss protection efforts will not only benefit the treatment plants, but also future consumers and generations to come.

We live in times of declining public agency resources and increasing complexity of environmental and public health problems — problems like increasing occurrence, intensity, and duration of harmful algal blooms, disinfection by-products, and emerging contaminants such as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Source water protection is a proactive approach to address challenges instead of a costly knee-jerk reaction after damage has already been done. Source water protection activities safeguard, maintain, or improve the quality and/or quantity of drinking water sources and their contributing areas. In addition to selecting a high-quality drinking water supply, engaging in activities to minimize potential risks and impacts to the source is one of the first key steps in a multiple barrier approach to providing clean drinking water.

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• and/or be seen as an interested party to conservation.

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Indiana county SWCD offices, partnering with the NRCS District Conservationist make an effort each year to hold a Local Work Group Meeting where folks from the community can join in to set priorities of conservation efforts locally. If we can reach out to those groups ( divisions/soil-conservation/soil-and-water-conservation-districts)https://www.in.gov/isda/

and participate in these Local Work Groups, we have an opportunity to:

This small commitment of time could lead to a world of difference in source water protection efforts. Think of these partners as your most valuable players who can give you VIP access to source water protection efforts in your community.

• help shape future programs,

• help develop priorities for local conservation dollars,

• get to know local efforts and opportunities in land conservation,

• become a silent partner that supports and provides leadership,

Get your own Source Water Protection Materials from the Source Water Protection Week AWWA Website ( protection/source-water-protection-weekawwa.org/resources-tools/resource-topics/source-water-https://www. )

that there is a source water protection area in their districts or county. It is our responsibility to let folks know where and what sort of protections are needed in our source water areas.

• network with others in the community, as they are often a hub for resource professionals,

Most local work group meetings are held in the fall so reach out now to your local SWCD to be added to the list of invites for that meeting. Also happening this fall is the Source Water protection Week from September 25 through October 1, 2022. Throughout the week, AWWA will be raising awareness about the importance of caring for our beautiful drinking water sources. Source Water Protection Week materials are now available, and many additional resources will be added between now and Sept. 25.

• find out what programs/strengths they have,

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This information is brought to you by the AWWA Source Water Protection Committee. The committee meets quarterly. Contact Ginger Davis ( gindavis@iu.edu), Source Water Protection chair, to participate in these meetings. Currently we are working on gathering resources to promote source water protection in different districts. We will be working on resource sheets of conservation practices that can address source water protection. We are working to create an award for those who are being proactive with source water protection activities. We encourage you to reach out to our committee to discuss how you work on source water protection and what has worked for you.

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Thomas Ingram – Muncie Water Pollution Control

The Indiana Section AWWA added six Utility Member main contacts, one Student Member, two Operations/Administrative Members, and 10 Individual Members.

Daniel Huber – Eurofins Eaton Analytical

Esta Barber – LAC Utilities

Utility Members – 316

David Dunnuck – BBC Pump and Equipment Brittany Alberson – Jay School Corporation

On Monday, May 23, YPs had the chance to participate in a volunteer activity with the organization, Gift of Water, where we built parts of a double bucket water purifier during one of their “build” days. By the end of Gift of Water’s two-week “build period”, the organization was able to build purifiers that were shipped to Haiti and distributed via established organizations in the communities there. We are thankful to have played a part in this effort to support this great organization and further their mission.

The YP Committee held an Educational Happy Hour tour at Sun King Brewing in Downtown Indianapolis, thanks to the sponsorship program and American StructurePoint Inc. as our Title Sponsor. We had a great turnout at the event as YPs had the opportunity to network with one another and learn about the water and wastewater treatment that occurs in a brewery. Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible.

Bryan Hagan – Midwestern Engineers

Summer 2022 New Member Update

Association (IWEA) Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a joint YP committee with IWEA, the YPs were ecstatic to attend the Young Professionals presentation track on Wednesday which included four presentations followed by a committee meeting. Afterwards, members conversed and mingled at the evening reception.

Pritee Pahari – Purdue University

Membership Committee

Service Providers – 15

JoAnn Collins – Town of Kewanna Jeff Maddux – Jennings Northwest Regional Utilities

Individual Members

Total Section Membership – 1,455

Committee Reports

Operations and Administrative Members

Nicholas Brandt – Fort Wayne City Utilities

Sarah Block – Fort Wayne City Utilities

Jose Castillo – Fort Wayne City Utilities

Andy Sowles – Valparaiso City Utilities

Student Member

Andrew Shreve – Ellis Water Co.

Indiana Section Membership Snapshot (July)

Ryan Gansemer – HNTB Corporation

Mark Brace, Chair

Logan Turner – 120Water Graham Peaslee – University of Notre Dame

August 17 marked the start of the Indiana Water Environment

Lastly, if you are interested in joining or learning more about the Young Professionals Committee and are under 35 years of age or have been in the industry for 10 years or less, please reach out via email at indianaawwaiweayp@gmail.com for more information.

Alex Sturgess – Town of South Whitley

Individual Members – 1,124

Amanda White, Chair

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Mike Vollrath – City of Plymouth Water

On Saturday, May 21, the YP Committee joined Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), an environment and community nonprofit with a mission to help people and nature thrive, to plant native trees in the Willard Park Neighborhood in the greater Indianapolis area.

Young Professionals Committee

Chet Voglewede – Chet Voglewede Plumbing

Utility Member main contact

JUMC will be hosted by AWWA and is tentatively scheduled for September 13, 2023. Additionally, this fall the INAWWA Utility Management Committee will be hold a half day of presentations at the Fall Conference in French Lick. Future topics may vary, depending on the needs of the industry and the interest and expertise of AWWA members. So, if you know of a topic that you would like covered, or know of a presentation that you know your colleagues would benefit from, please share with this committee.

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Lastly, if you have a passion for utility management and can contribute time and expertise on topics that interest you, we encourage you to join the INAWWA Utility Management Committee. Please send me an email (kurtw@wesslerengineering.com) to start the conversation.

Utility Management Committee

Kurt Wanninger, Chair

Today more than ever, Utility Managers are not only in high demand but play a critical role in ensuring the protection of public health and the environment. For water and wastewater utilities, the goal is the same, to make clean water, however Utility Managers are faced daily with a barrage of challenges, whether it be from new regulations, fiscal responsibilities, rates, supply chain, inflation, or most importantly aging work force and hiring new employees.

In April, the Indiana AWWA Utility Management Committee held a Joint Utility Management Conference (JUMC) with Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA). This conference was well-attended and included a host of knowledgeable speakers that covered a variety of topics to aid utility managers with their day-to-day operations. Next year’s

Committee Reports

Mickelson Sponsor

First place – Beam, Longest & Neff Second place – Tyler/Union Fittings

Utility Supply Company won the Peerless Midwest Water Ball contest

HydroCorpHNTBHachGPKFER-PALFergusonEJDonohueEngineering&AssociatesWaterworksConstructionProductsCorporationMeterSales

Daryl Daniels (yep, same guy!) won the Jack Doheny putting contest. Congrats Daryl!

Bastin Logan Water Services Bowen

Bubba Sponsor VestalCovalenManufacturing

Core & Main

JCM Industries Ladd

EJ Prescott for sponsoring dinner again this year.

JCM Industries for sponsoring lunch again and the Ugly Golf Shirt contest. Jack Doheny Companies for sponsoring our putting contest.

Nicklaus Sponsor

Citizens Energy Group

Peerless Midwest Utility Supply Company

Last but not least – Ortman Drilling & Water Services

Beam, Longest & Neff Commonwealth Engineers

Last but not least – George E. Booth Co. Longest Drive – Aaron Stenftenagel Closest To Pin – Andy Sauerland Longest Putt – Paul Bamford

Industrial Water Services

AmericanMcDonaldFlow Control

Sycamore

– Kamstrup

GRW OrtmanEngineersDrilling & Water Services

GRW Engineers and Utility Supply Company for sponsoring the par 3 contests once again.

A big thank you to our volunteers and partners below for sponsoring our Annual Golf Outing on July 27. We had 64 teams participate this year!

John Crist, Chair

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Palmer Sponsor A.Y.

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Peerless Midwest for sponsoring the Water Ball contest again this year.

Here Are Your Winners!

Mike Zelenski and Daryl Daniels won the Utility Supply Co and GRW Engineers Par 3 contests !

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Annual Golf Outing Committee

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First place – HNTB Corp Second place – Triad Associates

Chris Johnson won first place in the JCM Industries Ugliest Golf Shirt Contest with Ed Nugent coming in second and Casey Robertson third.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Longest Drive – Chris Kennedy Closest To Pin – Daryl Daniels Longest Putt – Troy Bryant

Thank you to:

Jack Doheny Company

Pines

M.E. Simpson Co

Water Solutions Unlimited Wessler Engineering

Jason House, IDEM Compliance and Enforcement Branch Chief

These, and many other routine daily functions can leave utilities vulnerable to cyber-attacks. While most can admit we know the threats are real, many small utilities are at a loss knowing where to start, and how to fund the efforts. Thankfully, there are currently several no-cost options available to water and wastewater utilities assess their unique vulnerabilities, and often offer guidance on how to go about mitigating issues that are discovered.

IDEM would like to encourage any utility of any size who has not done an initial cybersecurity assessment to take advantage of these services. The EPA is currently working on a prioritization framework for providing cybersecurity assistance to utilities when needed, and one of the prerequisites will likely be having an initial assessment of vulnerability completed. For any utility below the AWIA threshold, the above assessments would ensure that step is completed should you need that assistance during a larger scale incident where support prioritization is required. Likewise, even if you have done assessments and have a cyber program in place, you might consider the CISA tools as ways to get a “check-up”, or further sharpen your cybersecurity planning.

Travis Goodwin, IDEM Drinking Water Branch

Agency Updates

expected to be available in 2022. Due to development issues, the new system is planned to be released in 2023. Information and training will be provided

In 2020 and 2021, many water utilities in Indiana and across the nation were assessing their cybersecurity vulnerabilities as part of the risk and resiliency assessments required by America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. The requirements applied to any drinking water utility serving a population of 3,300 or larger. This work has been invaluable in helping those utilities better prepare and protect themselves from the litany of threats that exist in today’s virtual world. Still, in Indiana and many other states, the greatest number of water utilities fall in the range of less than 3,300 customers, and outside the AWIA requirement. Many of those smaller utilities, even those without SCADA systems, still utilize computers and phones connected to the world wide web, engage in online and automated billing programs, and use email daily.

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a division of DHS, has a suite of cyber-hygiene products available, including vulnerability scanning and other assessments, at no cost to the utilities. Cyber criminals use known vulnerabilities and phishing attacks to compromise the security of organizations including water and wastewater utilities. CISA offers a range of scanning and testing services to help businesses, utilities, and other critical infrastructure partners reduce their exposure to threats by taking proactive steps to both help defend against and mitigate damage from cyber attackers. CISA can offer vulnerability scanning, web application scanning, phishing campaign assessments, and remote penetration testing. These services are available at no cost, and to federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as all public and private sector critical infrastructure organizations. Find more information about the services available and how to enroll at: https://www.cisa.gov/ cyber-hygiene-services.

IDEM Wastewater Compliance and Water Enforcement Branch Update

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Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) and Bypass Reporting is going electronic. IDEM is developing a web portal-based reporting system for SSOs and bypasses. Originally, the system was

Free Cybersecurity Support Services Available to Water Sector Utilities

The EPA and Horsley Whitten Group (HWG) are providing free cyber assessments and follow-up guidance to water and wastewater utilities. The assessment consists of a questionnaire the utility completes with the help of HWG staff, and the followup technical assistance consists of developing a cyber action plan that is based on the findings of the assessment. It will be focused on best practices to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a cyber incident. Adopting these practices could reduce the likelihood of an attack happening and reduce the time and cost of mitigation if one does occur. The assessment and technical assistance will all be done virtually, with no on-site visit required. You can find information and sign up at: https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2021-07/ technicalassistanceflyerupdate-hwg.pdf.

If you have any questions about the free cybersecurity support services available to water utilities, please contract Travis Goodwin at tgoodwin1@idem.in.gov or by phone at 317-234-7426 (office) or 317-775-5473 (mobile).

November 15, 2022 – Fort Wayne Aboite County Community Room 11321 Aboite Center Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46814

Well Driller and Pump Installer licenses will now be renewed digitally. This also means that the Division of Water will not be mailing license renewal applications, unless specifically asked for. Individuals should keep an eye on their email for any notices andAllreminders.approved

Agency Updates

For Indiana Well Drillers and Pump Installers, continuing education hours are due by the end of this year. Because continuing education hours were deferred for the last cycle (2019-2020), due to the pandemic, licensees may owe double what they usually do.

November 16, 2022 – Remington Remington Public Library 105 N Ohio Street, Remington, IN 47977

Continuing Education opportunities, both in-person and virtual, can be found on the IDNR website at: https://www.in.gov/dnr/water.

December 7, 2022 – French Lick French Lick Resort & Conference Center 8670 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432

Important Info for Indiana Well Drillers and Pump Installers

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Upcoming 2022 workshop dates for Well Drillers and Pump Installers:

Elizabeth Adkins, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water

1. How does Water For People’s work relate to environmental protection?

All photos provided by Water For People

Grace Kanweri, Kelly Latham, and Azucena Serrano

WHY RESILIENT WASH IS CLIMATE ACTION

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Our work in sanitation is driven by the need to protect human health and the environment. When we promote and invest in safe sanitation management, we prevent environmental pollution. We work along the entire sanitation service chain from household facility construction to emptying, transport, treatment, and disposal/re-use to prevent untreated waste from entering the environment.

Our work depends on and is driven by environmental protection. Safe drinking water depends on the availability of clean water in the environment. If water sources dry up or are too contaminated to treat affordably, there is no water available for human consumption. When we protect watersheds, we ensure sustainability of source water.

There are several risks due to environmental degradation:

The impact that climate change has on the environment and on our daily lives is apparent. Floods, droughts, and other unexpected weather events occur more regularly, disproportionately affecting low-income communities. To learn more about the impact of climate change on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, we interviewed Kelly Latham, Senior Global Advisor for Climate and Water Resources Management (WRM), Grace Kanweri, Senior Programme Officer on the Water For People Uganda team, and Azucena Serrano, Monitoring Specialist on the Water For People Honduras team.

• Decreased source water quality and quantity: Vegetation, soil types, and slopes of the land surrounding water sources impact whether rainfall is stored or runs off and whether contaminants are carried to water

2. What are the risks of environmental degradation and how would this affect the global water supply?

• Too much water: Extreme weather events such as floods and hurricanes, which often come with extreme winds and landslides, can cause direct damage to water and sanitation infrastructure. In Honduras, for example, hurricanes are becoming more common, and some communities

• Too little water: Increased temperatures, decreasing rains, droughts, and less predictable rains can impact both the supply of and demand for water. Supply decreases as flows reduce, and demand cycles change as weather patterns change. Both the increased pressure and the unpredictability of water supply and demand present risks. In Uganda, for example, climate change is creating a detrimental cycle in communities. Long dry spells affect the profitability of agricultural production, leading communities to seek out water-based ecosystems such as wetlands. As these ecosystems cannot sustainably substitute the role of rainfall in supporting crop and animal production, this practice leads to degradation. In turn, the encroachment on these water resources vital to human activities is leading to long dry spells, among other long-term effects.

sources. Application of agrochemicals and human and animal feces on nearby land can impact the quality of water. As the population grows, pressure to cut down trees to develop land for homes, agriculture, and businesses increases, pressure to extract groundwater also increases. Although the amount of water needed for drinking is relatively low compared to other uses, such as agriculture and industry, it is becoming difficult to find sources that are clean enough and of sufficient quantity to provide safe drinking water affordably and sustainably.

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The call to action to fight climate change is for everyone – companies, nonprofits, governments, and individuals who must all work collaboratively to achieve climate change goals established through Sustainable Development Goal 13 and updated agreements from the UN Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) and Conference of Parties (COP). It is paramount to mainstream climate change in all WASH and water resources management plans, programs, and policies so they are sustainable.

• More expensive services: As water sources run dry and water quality worsens, service provision becomes more expensive. Alternative water sources, more storage, and additional treatment are needed and require increased investment.

5. What actions can WASH organizations and businesses take to improve the climate change situation? How can the government support these groups?

• Drop in service levels: As source water quality and quantity decrease and infrastructure becomes more expensive, declines in service levels are more common. Seasonal shortages and service interruptions increase. Water quality can also worsen at specific times of year when first flush rain events carry pollutants that have been accumulating on the land over the dry season.

3. What is the impact of climate change on WASH systems and resources?

No place where Water For People works is immune to the hazards of climate change. Climate change manifests in the form extreme weather conditions, which affect water quantity and quality. It threatens the availability of clean water in the environment in the following ways:

4. Why should WASH systems be included in national climate change adaptation plans?

In recent years, climatic events, accelerated environmental degradation, and high-water demand have led to significant pollution of water sources and food shortages. Community resilience is the goal of climate change adaptation, and there is no way for a community to be resilient if the water and sanitation services are not resilient. The amount of water needed for drinking purposes must be protected to last through climate-related emergencies. This is especially true in lowand middle-income countries where we work, where communities are not causing the problem but are feeling the impacts of climate change. National plans for climate change adaptation must prioritize these communities by taking measures to mitigate these risks and recognize that resilient WASH is at the center of resilience for these communities.

• Polluted water: Flashier rain events and increased flooding can cause increased pollution. For instance, intense rains on degraded lands can cause erosion and increased pollutant loads to nearby water resources. Flooding, especially in areas with limited safely managed sanitation services, can cause the spread of contaminants and disease. Extreme events can cause disease outbreaks, such as cholera.

are experiencing water shortages due to prolonged summers and contamination of water sources due to high runoff in winters. Other impacts such as rising sea levels are indirect, insidious, and uncertain in nature and severity and can damage infrastructure or lead to out-migration from coastal areas. Different risks are more prevalent in different contexts, but all are relevant when considering the diverse locations where we work. Some places, like in Honduras and Malawi, experience all risks.

In the case of Honduras, municipal policies and strategic plans include guidelines for the protection of microwatersheds and water quality. In El Negrito, the Community Association for the Acquisition and Protection of Microwatersheds (ACOMIC, in Spanish) was created to continue preserving forests for the primary purpose of sustaining drinking water sources. They knew that building resilient communities is more feasible through an association linked to a solid system, such as the WASH system.

When looking across all needs and the urgency of the climate crisis, we must all act now!

sanitation services. For example, shifting to renewable energy sources such as solar and increasing energy efficiency across the entire service chain, from source to household for water and from household to disposal/ re-use for sanitation.

As an NGO that aims to achieve universal and sustainable WASH services, Water For People is committed to continue advocating for climate action. Learn more about our efforts in this joint working paper with IRC on the links between climate change, WRM, and WASH and this paper co-authored with The Nature Conservancy, Forest Trends, and Tetra Tech/USAID Sustainable Water Partnership on the important crossroads of WASH service delivery and source water protection.

6. Are there any local WASH initiatives being implemented to prevent environmental degradation?

• Include climate-resilient WASH in national finance strategies and local planning.

• Continuing to advocate for the inclusion of WASH in National Adaptation Plans and extend that advocacy to all investors in WASH. We all have a role to help those outside of the WASH sector see that resilient WASH is climate action.

As an international NGO with headquarters based in a high-income country, we also have a responsibility to consider the ways our operations are contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. We cannot undermine our efforts to strengthen communities’ abilities to adapt to climate change while continuing to contribute to the cause of climate change. We should adopt a principle of Net Zero, which means making changes to reduce carbon emissions to the lowest amount and offsetting as a last resort. The offsetting is used to counteract the essential emissions that remain after all available reduction initiatives have been implemented considering direct and indirect emissions.

regeneration; catchment-based water resources planning and implementation, including reforestation; promotion of clean energy by gradually replacing diesel-based water supply with solar pumping; and fecal sludge management, such as treatment and reuse in the form of briquettes, aimed at reducing the use of food fuel that depletes forest and vegetation cover and tree planting. Adaptation initiatives include: catchment conservation interventions in upper, mid, and downstream areas; water quality analysis and surveillance; water safety planning for water quality management; groundwater monitoring; and sanitation improvement campaigns in households and public institutions to overcome fecal contamination in surface and groundwater in times of emergencies such as floods.

The conclusion is clear: the effects of climate change demand an immediate call to action from governments, businesses, NGOs and citizens, it is not an issue that can be postponed any longer. Access to water, so essential to daily life, is being directly affected by climate change, so it is important to include the WASH sector in climate change adaptation actions.

• Build climate-resilient infrastructure that considers extreme weather events and floods.

• Protect water sources considering the broader recharge zone through catchment and aquifer management.

• Design service delivery schemes that can respond to unpredictable rains and droughts.

• Apply an adaption lens across all building blocks of the WASH system. For example:

• Identify ways to mitigate climate change by considering greenhouse gas in the delivery of water and

In Uganda, for example, initiatives are aimed at both mitigation of and adaptation to climate change impacts. Mitigation initiatives include: restoration of wetlands and other water resource-related ecosystems to allow

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• Assess climate-related risks and plan for too much, too little, or more polluted water, depending on the context.

As a key component of our Everyone Forever model, when we develop infrastructure projects, we also strengthen service authorities and providers to ensure sustainability of WASH systems.

• Improve sustainability and efficiency of water quality and quantity monitoring systems to improve decision-making.

Governments can support in providing an enabling policy environment, incentivizing water resources monitoring, and holding all actors accountable to comply with national environmental standards. As a WASH sector, which includes NGOs like us, governments, and service providers, we can combat climate change by:

Coating manufacturers must either replace or create new formulas that meet the criteria. These changes will mean that some paints will no longer be viable options as of 2023. Many cost-effective paint systems will no longer be allowed, though some existing higher-end paint systems will continue to be used and there will be new paint systems created to address the new requirements.

If a potable tank owner chose to have their tank painted before the deadline – they would not have to adhere to the new regulations.

Paint manufacturers are producing new paints that will adhere to the regulations. The approved interior paint systems are already being applied to newly built tanks. The new regulations apply to the maintenance of existing potable water tanks. Basically, if a potable tank’s interior is repainted, the existing paint will need to be stripped, and the newly approved coating will need to be applied.

Drinking water has always had stricter standards due to it being for human consumption. As of now, the new regulations don’t address fire protection or process tanks.

Should you be in the market for a paint job, it would be wise to consider these changes. It might be more cost-effective to get your tank painted before the end of 2022, if possible. If that’s not feasible, be aware that your paint budget will likely increase.

New Painting Regulations for Potable Tanks

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The US and Canada adhere to the NSF/ANSI/CAN 600 standard for drinking water system components. That includes water storage tanks, pumps, valves, pipes, fittings, and mechanical devices. The changes are to further protect the integrity of drinking water since the allowable limits of solvents are decreasing.

In some instances, the cost of painting projects will likely increase quite a bit. Aside from purchasing new paint systems, some contractors will have to upgrade equipment to apply the paint systems.

The EPA and Health Canada follow NSF/NASI/CAN 600, formerly known as Annex A of NSF/ANSI/CAN 61. This regulation requires that the two countries follow criteria based on new Health Canada maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) values for toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene. Essentially, it has lowered the allowable leaching levels for the solvents, which are frequently used in coatings for drinking water system components, according to www.nsf.org.

By Erin Schmitt, Media Director and Technical Writer for Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group

Since this was such a big switch, there’s been an implementation period to give manufacturers and customers time to transition to compliant products. As of January 1, 2023, the new regulations take effect limiting the allowable limits of these compounds. For the water storage tank industry, this means that all tanks used for potable water, including dual-purpose tanks, will need to follow the new regulations.

Making drinking water safer is the goal. The allowable amount of such solvents as toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene is decreasing significantly. These solvents are used commonly for lining potable tanks and for touch-ups, so reducing the allowable amounts will have a huge impact.

Interior coating systems for potable tanks are set to change very soon. In January, new regulations will take effect for potable tanks that are either new or are being repainted.

oscoe Raymond “Rocky” Smith, 62, Kokomo, passed away at 7:23 pm Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at his home. He was born June 20, 1960, in Kokomo, the son of the late Mary (Day) Smith and Raymond Smith.

Rocky was preceded in death by his mother, Mary, and father, Raymond.

In Memory

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Rocky is survived by his children, Lisa Gregory (Craig Tanner), Kristy Smith (Bobby Word), Travis (Jessica) Smith and Madison Johnson (Zach Vanmeter); grandchildren, Daisy Gregory, Ethan Acord, Braylen Word, Layla Tanner, Eli Smith, Kaylee Smith, Gavin Word, Allison Smith, Presley Tanner, Mason Smith and Isabella Vanmeter; brother, Anthony “Tony” Smith; sister, Kathy Corn; and half-brother, Ray Smith.

Roscoe Raymond “Rocky” Smith

Rocky worked as a salesman for most of his career. He knew no stranger which made him wonderful at what he did. He enjoyed taking trips with family and friends. Rocky enjoyed being outside riding his motorcycle, snowmobiling, and attending races. When he had some free time, he enjoyed making quick trips to the casino. Rocky was very punctual and would let you know if you were not. He could be ornery at times but was lots of fun to be around. Rocky loved his grandkids very much and could often be found at one of their sporting events. Rocky was very blessed with some life-long friends from grade school including, Jeff & Chris Sexton and Greg Lawson.

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Central District Fall Business Meeting –Cicero

September 20 Cybersecurity Training – Webinar

Please contact Monique Riggs at 317-372-9864 or monique.riggs@inawwa.org to host an event or suggest a topic for a workshop

December 2 Power Lunch Hour – On Demand Webinar

Indiana Section AWWA’s Annual Water Institute – French Lick

September 30

December 6–8

September 27–28

Upcoming Events & Activities

October 5

September 15

November 4 Power Lunch Hour – On Demand Webinar

Well Drillers & Pump Installers Workshop –Remington

October 13 Cybersecurity Training – Webinar

September 21

Well Drillers & Pump Installers Workshop –French Lick

Well Drillers & Pump Installers Workshop –Fort Wayne

Please visit our website – www.inawwa.org – for details and registration information. Water and Wastewater Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to be approved by IDEM. Well Driller and Pump Installer hours to be approved by IDNR, as applicable. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for engineers are available, as applicable. Other workshops are being planned, so please check our website regularly, or call our office at 866-213-2796 for updates.

September 8

October 20 Cybersecurity Training - Webinar

December 6

November 15

Northwest Fall Business Meeting – Wanatah

Southwest Fall District Business Meeting –Sullivan

Southeast Fall District Business Meeting –Shelbyville

October 7

Northeast Fall District Business Meeting –Columbia City

Work Zone Safety Training Workshop –Chandler

Work Zone Safety Training Workshop –New Castle

Southwest District Workshop: Control Valve Training – Dubois (Same workshop both days – attend only 1)

October 19–20

December 6 Cybersecurity Training – In Person, During Water Institute – French Lick

November 16

November 10 Central District Workshop – Indianapolis

October 7 Power Lunch Hour – On Demand Webinar

RCAP Area 1 EPA Grant Workshop –Hybrid; Virtual Class/In Person Labs

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Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. 8 317-888-1177 www.commonwealthengineers.com

George E. Booth Co., Inc. 23 317-247-0100 www.gebooth.com

Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd. 4 419-473-9611 www.jheng.com

Neptune Technology Group Inc. 28 800-633-8754 www.neptunetg.com/home

Mission Communications, LLC 39 877-993-1911 www.123mc.com

Hawkins 4 765-288-8930 www.hawkinsinc.com

HWC Engineering 19 317-347-3663 www.hwcengineering.com

Peerless-Midwest, Inc. 40 574-254-9050 www.peerlessmidwest.com

Triad Associates, Inc. 7 317-377-5230 www.triadassoc.net

Beam, Longest and Neff, LLC 9 317-849-5832 www.b-l-n.com

Curry & Associates, Inc. 36 317-745-6995 www.recurry.com

Veolia Advanced Solutions USA 34 855-526-4413 www.veolia.com

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E.J. Prescott 2 800-357-2447 www.ejprescott.com

Water Solutions Unlimited, Inc. 25 800-359-3570 www.getwsu.com

To reach water quality professionals through News Leaks magazine and its targeted readership, contact Dave at your earliest convenience to discuss your company’s promotional plan.

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H2flow Controls, Inc. 38 888-635-0296 www.h2flow.net

Bastin-Logan Water Services 12 317-738-4577 www.bastinlogan.com

Gripp, Inc. 8 317-896-3700 www.grippinc.com

McMAHON 13 219-462-7743 www.mcmgrp.com

Kokosing Industrial, Inc. 10 317-891-1136 www.kokosingindustrial.com

GRW Engineers, Inc. 25 317-347-3650 www.grwinc.com

Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group Inc. 36 270-826-9000 www.pttg.com

Dixon Engineering, Inc. 17 616-374-3221 www.dixonengineering.net

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