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2014 Classroom Training
April & Bloomville

 The Ohio Rural Water Association is proud to bring quality training to Ohio's Water and Wastewater Professionals.  We are also happy to announce the opening of our New Training Facility.  ORWA has added building space to its home office in Zanesville to allow for training, meetings, and other events that focus on the needs of the Rural Water / Wastewater Professional.

ORWA is happy to continue bringing class events to our Zanesville office in April.  We cheated a little by adding one for May already, so if you want more information click here

We have also added a monthly series of affordable classes in Bloomville. For more details, click here.

We look forward to bringing you more classes at more locations as time goes on, so be sure to check back periodically for updates!

What Does Rural Mean?
The Washington Post defines how the government views the word "Rural". Read more about how this word affects grants, politics and more. Read the full article here. 
Ohio Rural Water Launches New Training Facility

The renovations and expansions are done at the Ohio Rural Water Association’s offices on Whites Road in Zanesville.  In fact, ORWA held its first ever training class at the new facility on February 28th, 2013.  This momentous occasion included a free EPA (Environmental protection Agency) continuing education credit class for 25 water and waste water operators.  The session was led by Mr. Barry Walter of Hydro Designs, who discussed the importance of cross connections and the dangers of backflow.


ORWA offers web based CCR delivery!

On January 3rd the EPA released a guidance memo that allows for the use of "electronic methods" to meet the requirement to " mail or otherwise directly deliver" your annual CCR report.


Ohio Rural Water formats dozens of CCR's a year in order to help small community water systems comply with their reporting requirements. We will continue to offer this assistance but will now also host systems CCR on the Internet with a direct URL link as required by the EPA . If your system provides a notice of the link to their customers , you will no longer be required to mail the CCR!!


How much time and money will that save your system?


By sending the Association a PDF version of your CCR report to :

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We will post your report by creating your own Direct URL Link as required by the EPA and send you an invoice it is as simple as that!


As an example your link address will look something like this: ccr/yoursystemname


This is a no hassle way to save your system real money and time. Just call the Association office and for $50 per year for members and $100 per year for non members you can relax knowing you have mailed your last CCR report!
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Safety Accountability Notification

Please take a moment to read this letter regarding Safety Accountability and the opportunity to participate in a group-rating program.

 Group Rating Safety Letter Group Rating Safety Letter


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