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Welcome to the RMSAWWA


The Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) is a non-profit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water. Our vision is to provide for a better world through better water. Our mission is to provide solutions for the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming) to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource. As a local section of the American Water Works Association, we strive to connect our local membership with the opportunities and resources of AWWA.

Not a member of AWWA or the Rocky Mountain Section, or simply want to know what your membership benefits are? Learn how you can enhance your career, earn those necessary Training Units (TU's), get discounts on training, conferences and industry-relevant materials. Click here for details!

Rocky Mountain Water and Wastewater Fundamentals Conference
January 26- January 30, 2015
The Rocky Mountain Water and Wastewater Fundamentals Conference is a basic, comprehensive overview for water and wastewater operators.  The course is divided into two separate classes, one on water and one on wastewater.  The course is designed for people who are new to the field or have been in it for only a few years.  It should be beneficial to those seeking Class “C”, “D” “T”, and “S” certification.  Click here for more information.
Joint Operators Training Conferences Committee

RMWEA and RMSAWWA are excited to announce the creation of the Joint Operators Training Conferences Committee! This new committee includes the Leadville Operator School and the Fundamentals and Intermediate/Advanced Boulder Operator Schools.  Committee page

Exemplary Source Water Protection Award for 2014 

The AWWA Source Water Protection Committee is soliciting applications for its Exemplary Source Water Protection Award for 2014 to be awarded at the 2015 AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition. This award is designed to recognize those utilities who exhibit the characteristics of a well-functioning source water protection program based on AWWA’s G-300 Standard.

The application is due by January 15, 2015 to the Staff Secretary, AWWA Water Resource Sustainability Division. The application and information about the award can be obtained online at: www.awwa.org/ESWPA


Home Field Advantage Yields Results In Water Taste Test

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A five-member panel of judges selected water taken from a drinking fountain in Albuquerque’s City Hall to be the “best-tasting water in the Rocky Mountain Section” at the 2014 Taste Test at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Monday.

The Taste Test, a regular event at the Joint Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (Section), submits water samples entered by various water utilities within the Section’s three states (New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming) to scrutiny for appearance, scent and taste. After two preliminary rounds, four finalists were evaluated to determine this year’s winner, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Authority).

In addition to the “best taste” designation within the Section, the Water Authority earned the right to enter a sample of its water in the national “Best of the Best” water taste contest at the American Water Works Association’s 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, California.

Second and third place in the Section competition went to East Cherry Creek Valley (Colorado) Water and Sanitation District and Aurora (Colorado) Water, respectively.

Here's some great coverage of the taste challenge:

Granular Media Filter Surveillance Workshop

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Chasteen Grove Water Treatment Plant

3152 North County Road 29, Loveland, CO  80538

This workshop gives the operator of a surface water treatment plant the background and practical experience to understand the filtration process and design considerations.  This course focuses on how to conduct a filter surveillance program to determine filter performance as well as analyzing ways to optimize treatment plant performance.

Contact Sarah Foster for information at 720-286-3150 or sarah.foster@ch2m.com

Download the flyer here:  Filter Surveillance 012215.pdf

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