2019 MRWA Annual Management and Technical Conference
March 20 - 22, 2019 
Grand Traverse Resort

FULL Conference Registration Includes
- Lunch Ticket (Wed & Thurs)                     - Awards Banquet Ticket (Thursday)
- Education Sessions - Exhibit Hall
- Opening General Session - Continental Breakfast
- Meet & Greet - Hands-on Sessions
- Hospitality Suite                                         -Tuesday pre-conference session

Exhibit Hall - Wednesday and Thursday
Visit the Exhibit Hall to find information about the top products and services in the industry today. Companies providing everything you need to operate your utility will be available to answer your questions. 

CONTESTS: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Meter Assembly Contest - Sponsored by United Systems & Software
Chlorinator Assembly Contest - Sponsored by Jamark, Inc.

Hands-On Exhibitor Training: Modules are ½ hour in length.  You MUST attend 2 modules for each 0.1 CEC earned.
Details are in the onsite program or contact us if you have questions in advance.

Annual Business Meeting: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Please make sure to attend.

Hotel Room Reservations: Conference delegates will be housed at Grand Traverse Resort. MRWA does not handle your lodging arrangements.

Online: https://www.grandtraverseresort.com/promocode?promocode=MRWA19
Telephone: Call: 1-800-968-7352. Mention the MI Rural Water group to receive the discounted rate. 

AGENDA - in progress check back for updates
Customer Service - Working with Customers
Lead and Copper Updates
New Technology
Lab Class
Water and wastewater updates from the MDEQ
Invasive Species
Case Studies
and more

2019 Euchre Tournament - No partner needed and Social Event
Don’t want to play? Come hang out anyway and socialize…
-Join us Tuesday at 6:30pm. 
-Ticket includes euchre, pizza and beer. $25 per person
(must pay with cash or by personal check). Just want to socialize? $15 per ticket.
-Please pre-register by checking the correct box online or sending an email to Melisa at membersvcs@mrwa.net with your contact info.

2019 Cornhole Tournament - No partner needed 
(partners will be drawn at the beginning of the tournament)
-Wednesday 9pm – 11pm
-$10 per person (must pay with cash or by personal check)
-Please pre-register by checking the correct box online or sending an email to Melisa at membersvcs@mrwa.net with your contact info.

-Mandatory use of registration name badges will be enforced for admittance to all conference, meals, sessions & exhibit hall.
-Registrations will not be processed until payment is received.
-Registrations must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 to receive the Early Bird registration rate.
-Cancellations: A request for a refund must be written and postmarked or emailed no later than March 1, 2019. No refunds after March 1, 2019. But you may send a substitute.

Enter the 2019 Water Taste Test - March 20, 2019
1st Place Winner Has the Chance to Compete Nationally
To Enter
-Pre-register for the Water Taste Test on the Conference Registration form and mail or fax to Michigan Rural Water Association.
-Upon arriving at conference, register your 2 one-quart samples at the MRWA Conference Registration Desk. Each of the quart samples must be in new or unused mason jar or glass jar equivalent. The water samples will be refrigerated by MRWA until the Taste Test on March 20, 2019 during the MRWA Meet & Greet in the Exhibit Hall.
-Please have each of your two containers of water labeled with your Utility Name on the BOTTOM.
-Please have your water sample chilled in a small labeled cooler. No large coolers. 
-System must meet MDEQ approval of having no violations of bacteriological or chemical monitoring prior to the Taste Test and able to provide proof.

Judging Criteria
A panel of judges will be selected to choose the winners.  Judges will consider: Taste, Clarity and Odor.
Preliminary judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. on March 20.  Five finalists will be selected for final judging during the Meet & Greet in the Exhibit hall.
1st and 2nd place winners will be selected.  1st place winner has the opportunity to compete in the National Drinking Water Taste Test. If 1st place winner does not participate, 2nd place winner will be given the opportunity to compete Nationally.
1st Place*
-Roundtrip airfare, lodging and meals for one attendee to Washington DC to compete in the 2020 National Drinking Water Contest.
-News release article in the MRWA quarterly magazine, “The Clarifier”
-1st Place Plaque
2nd Place
-2nd Place Plaque
-If the 1st Place winner forfeits the National Taste Test opportunity, the 2nd Place Winner may participate.
*Must stay in compliance to qualify to compete nationally.

2018 MRWA Video Contest Winner


2018 MRWA Award Winners

2017 Video Contest Winning Video
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