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 Services Provided by Colorado Rural Water Association

 

ONSITE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

 

Certified water and wastewater technicians provide technical assistance with issues such as leak detection, line location, onsite filter assistance, system performance evaluations, emergency response planning, pre-sanitary surveys, rate studies and long range planning, capacity development, vulnerability assessments, GIS/GPS services, monitoring plans and funding resource referrals and more!

 

TRAINING WORKSHOPS

 

Training Units are provided to workshop participants, enabling operators to meet continuing education requirements for operator certification renewal.

 

 

     OPERATOR TRAINING:Water and wastewater treatment, collection and distribution systems, plant safety, disinfection, cross-connection, and current regulations.

 

     OPERATOR CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS:Prepares operators for the certification exam that immediately follows the workshops. Attendance at these workshops has historically resulted in a high passing rate.

 

     MANAGEMENT & STAFF TRAINING: Regulatory compliance concerns, water rights, long-range planning, rate analysis, Water University, and training for boards/councils.

 

     COMPLIANCE CALENDARING:Assists systems with developing a calendar to keep track of State sampling requirements.

 

WATER UNIVERSITY UTILITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION

 

MOBILE TRAINING UNIT

 

Our equipped classroom on wheels is designed for onsite, hands-on training. The MTU provides intervention and disaster assistance when needed throughout the State.

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCES

 

Each year, CRWA sponsors one conference with concurrent sessions which include training for water & wastewater, distribution & collection, management, and source water protection planning. The 140+ exhibitors provide the latest technology in the water and wastewater industry. These events provide networking opportunities for our rural systems.

 

SOURCE WATER PROTECITON PLANNING

 

CRWA provides source water protection planning and grant assistance to all eligible water systems in Colorado. Efforts are coordinated to form partnerships between water providers, government agencies, private individuals and other stakeholders.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

 

CRWA can assist in reviewing operational costs and efficiencies with water providers and their staff, offering recommendations on energy savings.

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

 

CRWA is part of a statewide emergency network which assists communities with water and wastewater emergencies through Colorado Water Agency Response Network (CoWARN). CoWARN is a partnership between utilities, the state primacy agency, and utility professional organizations.

 

SANITARY SURVEYS

 

A complete sanitary survey/review can be done for systems in preparation for a visit by regulatory authorities.

 

LEGAL AND LOBBYING SERVICES

 

The CRWA Team works hard to influence legal and legislative matters that have an impace on water systems in Colorado.  The Executive Director and Board Members visit representatives in Colorado and Washington DC to promote favorable legislation at the state and federal level.   

 

 

ONLINE TRAINING FOR TUs

 

Training units are provided by working at your own pace with our online courses. Available courses include: Basic Water Works, Basic Environmental Chemistry, Pump & Motor Maintenance, Chlorinator Systems & Chemical Handling, Water Utility Calculations, Water Utility Safety, and Basic Board & Council Training.

 

 

FUNDING RESOURCE REFERRALS

 

Working with federal, state, and local grant and low-interest loan providers, CRWA helps systems locate and secure funding for capital improvements and system upgrades.

 

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORTS

 

For a fee, CCR reports can be prepared by the CRWA staff using a state approved formatted document.

 

FLEET VEHICLE PURCHASE PROGRAM

 

This program is available exclusively for members through Chrysler & Ford. Contact CRWA for information or visit our website at www.crwa.net and click on the link available on our homepage.

 

LENDING LIBRARY: CRWA offers members a lending library with a wide assortment of industry topics. The catalogue can be searched online and  materials can also be requested.  The library has manuals, books, videos, CD's and DVD's. 

 

 

You can contact CRWA about any of these service by

calling 719-545-6748 

sending us an Email at crwa@comcast.net.

or visit our  Contact Us page and send a message