Sunday, March 29, 2015





MRWA 's Magazine the Clarifier is going Digital!  We now have a digital edition to complement our print copy.  Please click the link to enjoy our current issue digital edition!


MRWA Clarifier Digital Edition


Instructions for Accessing Digital Versions




 MRWA Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Buck's Run Golf Course

Mt. Pleasant, MI

June 2, 2015

Information Coming Soon!





 MRWA Safety Training


This training is geared towards safety awareness, regulations and providing information from MIOSHA and other safety agencies.  The goal is to help make workplaces safer and reduce accidents and fatalities in our industry.  We have a variety of safety topics available to develop a custom safety training program designed to fit the needs of any public utility or private enterprise.  Please review our Safety Training Brochure for complete information.


Safety Training Brochure



MRWA Asset Mapping Services


Through the implementation of GPS & GIS technology, MRWA can produce digital and hard copy maps to be utilitized by system personnel for their water and/or wastewataer facilities.  This new service helps utilities attain new and accurate maps to better manage their infracture assets.  MRWA can provide your utility with complete critical component information, accurate paper maps, map books, electronic data, GIS data viewer, data updates, data maintenance, accurate inventory. For more information please click on the brochur below or contact our office at (989)539 - 4111.

GIS Brochure




                   MRWA Presents Online Training

Welcome to e-Training, a Web-based Training System

Presented by the Michigan Rural Water Association in conjunction with SunCoast Learning Systems.

e-Training offers water and wastewater operators in Michigan the opportunity to access education, training and continuing education credits (cecs) via the Internet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. e-Training enables water supply professionals to obtain education and training credit hours through self-paced courses. All online courses offered by the MRWA have been approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).



 EPA Revises CCR Interpretation of CCR Delivery to Allow for Electronic Delivery

EPA’s decision obviates the need for the Congressional effort to change the law to allow for similar electronic delivery of the CCRs led by Congressman Young (FL) and Senator Toomey (PA).  NRWA Regulatory Committee Chairman John Sasur (MA) said, “Water supplies are grateful for Congressman Young and Senator Toomey’s leadership and support.”  NRWA has advocating for this change in federal policy for 15 years.



EPA CCR Memorandum and Overview and Electronic Delivery Implementation Approaches and Methods


Through EPA MRWA has a Training & Technical Assistance Program that offers free training and technical assistance to NTNC Public Water Systems.  For information on free training please view our training page on the website and for technical assistance please contact MRWA at (989) 539-4111


Rural Water launches professional recognition initiative


(Harrison, MI.) – The Michigan Rural Water Association, in cooperation with the National Rural Water Association, launched a nation-wide professional recognition initiative on August 1, 2012. The initiative will advocate the value of professional careers in the water and wastewater industry, and advanced the quality of those careers.

“The quality of the American water industry has advanced so far that it is often taken for granted,” said Tim Neumann. “Too often the efforts of those that ensure quality water at the tap go unnoticed.”

According to Readers Digest Magazine, there are approximately 108,330 system personnel who operate water and wastewater systems.  In the article, these positions are listed as number 2 in the “Top 10 Jobs Americans Cannot Live Without.” Individuals in these positions have tremendous responsibilities, including water quality testing, regulatory compliance and handling of dangerous chemicals. Despite these heavy responsibilities and liabilities, the professionals in these positions often go unrecognized.

“This initiative was created to improve the recognition of these critical water-related jobs, and position the water industry to cope with the impending workforce shortage expected from increasing number of retirements,” Neumann said.

The first step of the initiative is a terminology change, referring to water and wastewater positions as “System Operations Specialists.” The National Rural Water Association and its state rural water affiliations, together representing over 28,000 rural and small communities, will begin using the new terminology verbally and in all printed material after August 1.

“Titles project the skills, knowledge and expertise embedded in the industry and these System Operations Specialists should be recognized for the critical positions they hold in our communities,” Neumann said.

The launch of the initiative includes a proclamation to recognize the value of water and wastewater professionals and indicate the new terminology.

“This initiative is just a small step to gain deserved recognition for system operational personnel, who impact our daily lives in what they do,” Neumann said. “The attached proclamation is the vehicle that will launch this effort.  Its success will be measured by system personnel, associations, and agencies ingraining it into their vocabulary.”











MRWA Amends 2010-2011 Strategic Plan


Generally Accepted Water Management Practices for the Public Water Supply Sector
Developed by MI-AWWA







MRWA Clarifier



MRWA's publications, The Clarifier quarterly magazine and our annual
MembershipDirectory, provide the detailed information that you need to stay informed with colleagues and suppliers to the rural water industry in Michigan.  These publications are mailed directly to every water and wastewater operator in Michigan, and handed out to operators during trainings, conferences and on-site visits to communities.  The Clarifier and Membership Directory are a benefit to all members of the Michigan Rural Water Association. Click on the magazine cover for advertising information for the Clarifier Magazine.

 Click on the magazine cover for advertising information for the Clarifier Magazine.









OUR MISSION: To provide resources, education, and networking to all members, future members, and their customers in order to enhance quality of services.


OUR VISION: To be recognized as the leader in supporting public works issues in the State of Michigan.


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Phone (989) 539-4111
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