IOWWA Annual Conference

(Pre-Conference January 8, 2019)

Plans are underway for the 21st annual conference and online registration is now available!  

The Welcome Keynote speaker is Dave Soper, Soper Plumbing & Heating, presenting "Haiti Work Teams".    Haiti Work Teams is committed to improving the quality of life for the Haitian people by offering sound construction techniques and assistance in building projects. Projects include schools, clinics, hospitals, solar storage, wells, water storage, septic systems, trash containment and waste removal.     Dave has been to Haiti for the last nine years and has worked on the hospitals, an orphanage and several other sites.     Dave has video of the work and how some of it was done including how a well was dug by hand!     Dave has been a member of IOWWA for over eight years, he is CIOWTS certified and also is a Time of Transfer inspector.     This keynote session earns one hour of continuing education for the CIOWTS credential.

Sponsorships:   Review the many conference sponsor opportunities to showcase your company and make your presence known!    Be visible at the conference - sponsor the conference lanyards!      Review the new sponsor benefits this year and don't delay in signing up.   The Sponsor Contract found in the "Documents & Files" section is a form field document.   

Exhibitors:   Once again we will have a very busy Exhibit Hall.    Exhibitor Bingo will give attendees an added incentive to visit your booth!    The Exhibit Hall will also host the Wednesday evening President's Reception.      The Exhibit Contract is also below in the "Documents & Files" section.  

Pre-Conference: The pre-conference presenter on Tuesday, Jan. 8, will be Lee Maier, The CEU Authority.   Attendees will earn 4.0 hours for the IDPH safety discipline, 2.0 hours for plumbing code and 4.0 hours for the plumbing discipline.     The pre-conference agenda can be downloaded from the below "Documents and Files" section.

Conference Breakout Sessions:  Here are just a few of the exceptional sessions that will be offered during the two day conference on Wednesday and Thursday:

Paul Albritton, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (ISU)
   "Trenching and Excavation Safety"

Dr. Sara Heger, University of MN
   "Changing Water Usage"; "Applications and Benefits for Advanced Treatment Systems";
    "Shallow Treatment and Dispersal"; "Water Treatment Devices: Research, Impacts and 

Dave Gustafson, University of MN
   "Math Surrounding Installations"; "Point of Sale Inspections"

Tom Fritts, Residential Sewage Treatment Company
    "Sizing & Selling Large Onsite Treatment Systems"

Claude Goguen, National Precast Concrete Association
   "Essentials for Proper Inspection and Installation of Precast Concrete Wastewater Structures"

Officer Senad Seljic, Iowa DOT and Rick Miene, Miene Septic Service
   "M.V.E. Regulations"

Dan Wheeler, University of MN
"Let's Get Dirty - A Hands-on Investigation of Soil Properties"; How to Determine a Seasonally     High Groundwater Level" 

Ben Booth, Iowa One Call
   "Excavation Safety Awareness"

Jennifer Hart, IDPH Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board
   Session title pending

Jim Luzier and Dawn Jones, State of Iowa Hygienic Lab
   "Basic Sample Collection and Handling Guidelines"

IOWWA has a room block at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown, 435 Park Street, Des Moines IA.   Make your reservation by calling 515-241-1456 and mention the Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association.    For online reservations select - Hilton Des Moines Downtown.   One king bed or two queen beds, $139.00/night plus taxes.    Room block drops after December 6th so make your reservations soon!    Part of the Des Moines skywalk system, the Hilton Des Moines Downtown is the only hotel directly connected to the Iowa Events Center.


Notice:  The Annual Business Meeting of the Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA) will be held on January 10, 2019 at the Hy-Vee Hall | Iowa Events Center, Des Moines IA.

file 2019 IOWWA Conference Registration - Form field.doc 0.09 MB           
file 2019 IOWWA Conference Registration.doc 0.06 MB           
file Jan. 8 2019 Pre-Conference Agenda.doc 0.05 MB           
file 2019 Contract SPONSOR Form.doc 0.08 MB           
file 2019 Contract EXHIBIT Form.doc 0.08 MB           
file 2018 Annual Business Meeting Minutes.pdf 0.35 MB           
file 2017 Annual Business Meeting Minutes.pdf 0.34 MB