IOWWA Conference

23rd IOWWA CONFERENCE - JANUARY 12 - 13, 2022 (Pre-Conference, January 11, 2022)
Hy-Vee Hall | Iowa Events Center | Des Moines IA

Plans are now underway for the 23rd IOWWA conference!   This is YOUR conference and we need YOUR input!   Let us know what you would like to see as session topics and presenters.  Your ideas and recommendations will help us plan what's important to you.  Email suggestions to   The exhibit hall will be open throughout the conference to see state-of-the art technology and learn from knowledgeable manufacturing representatives.

Also, if you are interested in serving on the IOWWA Board of Directors, please submit a brief bio about yourself to and what you consider the primary reason for your decision to serve the association.  Board members serve three (3) year terms.

HY-VEE HALL | IOWA EVENTS CENTER  - 730 Third Street, Des Moines IA.   Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off the following streets: 3rd, 5th, and Crocker. IEC surface lots offer the closest and most convenient access to the facility, and easy access to I-235 and other major routes after the event. ADA-accessible parking is available at the IEC by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.   COST: $10 for cars and trucks, $20 for large trucks (duallys and snow blades) and $40 for RVs/busses. NOTE: There is no overnight parking available here; Vehicles left overnight will be towed.     The closest skywalk connected city parking garage at 555 5th Ave (5th and Keo) is $10 per day and $1 per hour.

CONFERENCE LODGING: Hilton Des Moines Downtown, 433 Park Street, Des Moines IA.   Make your reservation now by calling 515-241-1456 and ask for the Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association room block.  For online reservations, use Group Code IOWW.   One king bed or two queen beds, $143.00/night plus taxes. Room block drops after December 18th.  The Hilton is part of the Des Moines Skywalk system and the only hotel directly connected to the Iowa Events Center.  Online linkHilton Des Moines Downtown
Parking:  There is self-parking at $18.00/night for those reserving a room,  The closest skywalk connected city parking garage at 555 5th Ave (5th and Keo) is $10 per day and $1 per hour.

Great topics and speakers!   Come celebrate 23 years of moving the industry forward to share information and learn together! 

IOWWA PRE-CONFERENCE - Tuesday, January 11, 2022, IDPH Plumbing Approved Sessions
Session Presenter: 
Jack Cooper, The CEU Authority

Plumbing Discipline: Safety - 2.0 CE hours | Check-in 7:30 AM; Session 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Plumbing Discipline: Plumbing Code - 2.0 CE hours | Check-in 10:15 AM; Session 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Light lunch provided)
Plumbing Discipline: Plumbing - 4.0 CE hours
Must attend BOTH Plumbing Code and Plumbing code for CE hours.   

NOTE:  Safety is not approved for the CIOWTS Credential or IDNR Time of Transfer.  Plumbing Code and Plumbing Disciplines are approved for 6.0 CE hours for the CIOWTS Installer Credential.  Plumbing sessions are NOT approved for the IDNR Time of Transfer inspectors.

** Session Presenter - Paul Albritton, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
Title:  Trenching and Excavation Safety
This session will focus on the applicable OSHA Standards to work safely in trenches and excavations as they relate to common hazards and tasks that are faced in the field. We will explore the factors that determine when to use a protective system and other factors that influence working safely in trenches. 

** Session Presenter - Ben Booth, Iowa One Call
Title: Excavation Safety Awareness,
This session will review safe excavating and damage prevention.  Ben will also review the Iowa One Call requirements.

** Session Presenter - Claude Goguen, National Precast Concrete Association
Title: TBD
Title: TBD

Session Presenter - Sam Lines, Concrete Sealants, Inc.
Title 1:  Microbially Induced Corrosion in Concrete Tanks
Hydrogen sulfide gas in a septic tank is a nuisance and a health hazard. Bacteria above the liquid converts the gas into acid, causing spotty corrosion of concrete. Research over the past decade has provided information that is leading to modifications that reduce the gas in tanks. After attending this presentation, you will know how to mitigate the exposure to the gas and stop the acid that damages the tank. 
Title 2Watertight Precast Concrete Tanks
From joints to walls, the need for holding water in an assembled concrete structure is an increasingly necessary task. Infiltration can overload the system, and exfiltration may cause contamination of soils. In this presentation you will learn about the differences between watertight and dampproof. Joints are often thought of as a concern for water passage; concrete is a porous material and can contribute to seepage as well.

Session Presenter - Larry Oxenham, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection (ASAP)
Title:  Protect Your Business and Assets
This session teaches proven and effective strategies to achieving financial peace of mind by learning how to properly structure your assets so you become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and eliminate all estate taxes.

** Session Presenter - Katie and Troy Resor, R & R Septic Solutions (pictured) and Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Environmental Health
Title:  The Job's Not Over 'Til the Paperwork is Done
Detailed documentation can save you time, money and headaches down the road.  For contractors we will talk about tips to improve your time of transfer inspections, invoicing, contracts and maintenance reports.  We won't forget inspectors either!  We'll touch on ways to enhance your permits, mapping and filing procedures.

** Session Presenters - Katie and Troy Resor, R & R Septic Solutions and Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Environmental Health (pictured)
Title:  Installation of Septic Systems with Maintenance in Mind 
Investing a small amount of time upfront during the installation can save wasted time and money down the road. It will also eliminate the headaches that you and the service provider will have to deal with. This session will cover small, quick, inexpensive changes to plumbing, electrical and hardware used at the time of installation that will make your life easier later on.  Sampling issues for alternative systems will also be discussed.

** Session Presenters - Officer Kyle Rich, Iowa Department of Transportation and Rick Miene, Miene Septic Service
Title:  Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, CDL’s and Pre-trip Inspections 
This session will cover the information on the Iowa Department of Transportation's enforcement on CDL's and pre trip inspections.

** Session Presenter - Dan Wheeler, University of Minnesota
Title: TBD
Title: TBD
2022 Conference Sponsors - many opportunities to showcase your company!  Select the Sponsor Contract to open the 2022 contract.  Or email and request the sponsor contract!
2022 Conference Exhibitors - sign-up now to add your company name to the exhibitors who will be networking with conference attendees!  Select the Exhibit Contract or email and request an exhibit contract.

2022 Conference Raffle - If you are interested in donating items for the 2022 IOWWA Conference Raffle, please contact Amanda Winters, Winters Septic Service or Will Boston, Wastewater Supply.   We appreciate your support of IOWWA and the onsite wastewater industry.


Notice:  The Annual Business Meeting of the Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA) will be held at 12:15 pm on January 13, 2022 at the Hy-Vee Hall | Iowa Events Center | 730 Third Ave., Des Moines IA.  Prior Annual Business Meeting minutes can be downloaded in the below  "Documents & Files" section.