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ARWA Annual Technical Training Conference

2016 ARWA 38th Annual Technical Training Conference
2016 ARWA 38th Annual Technical Training Conference



Attendee Information

Attendee Registration on-site only

2016 ARWA 38th Annual
Technical Training Conference
March 20-23, 2015


Registration is open!

Attendee Conference Package (PDF)
Attendee Registration Form (PDF)
More information below

Golf Player Registration Form (PDF)
(for sending names and handicaps)

The PDF registration forms can be completed in your browser. You can save a copy and email, fax, or mail it to our offices. Registration is not final until we receive your payment.
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     Alabama Rural Water Association
     2576 Bell Road
     Montgomery AL 36117
     Phone: (334) 396-5511
     Fax: (334) 396-7090


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Read all about the upcoming conference and plan to attend.

The Alabama Rural Water Association's 38th Annual Conference will be held March 20-23, 2016 at the Mobile Convention Center.

Over 1,600 water, wastewater and related industry individuals were in attendance at the 2015 Conference. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us March 20-23, 2016, as your participation is a vital part of our meeting.  



Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
1 South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Hotel reservations and more...
Hotel Information (pdf)

Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall will officially open to attendees at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016. Over 150 companies will display their products and provide the latest in technology and equipment for your water or wastewater system’s operation.

PAC Raffle
(Benefits the ARWA Political Action Committee Activities)

Your participation in selecting an item valued at $25 or more would be appreciated. Prizes may be donated by local merchants in your area or purchased by non-public funds and contributed to ARWA. Utility Public Funds checks may not be accepted. Please submit a brief description of the item and it’s value by March 4, 2016.

You may purchase your raffle tickets in advance or on-site at the Exhibit Hall Products and Services booth for your convenience. The PAC Raffle Giveaway will be held Monday, March 21st from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. Following the PAC Raffle Giveaway will be “A Taste of Southern Hospitality” Buffet.

Door Prizes

Door prizes will be awarded at regular intervals throughout the Conference schedule. Register to win at participating Exhibitor Booths and by ARWA Door Prize drawing boxes.

Golf Tournament

ARWA will host the 19th Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Mobile. Compete for cash and prizes. Games begin at 10:00 a.m.

You may participate by completing the Conference Registration Form. Proceeds will benefit the John A. Garrett Scholarship Fund.
- More information on the Golf tournament...

Awards Program

ARWA will recognize deserving individuals at the 25th Annual Awards Luncheon on March 23, 2016. Winners of the Water Operator of the Year, Office Worker of the Year, Wastewater Operator of the Year, Board Member/Director of the Year and the John A. Garrett Outstanding Service Award will be named. “New” Water Utility and Wastewater Utility Vision Awards will be presented. Also, special recognition awards will be made on Wednesday. - More on the Awards Program...

Water Taste Test

A Water Taste Test will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. during the Rural Water Country Luncheon. See the details inside this package and register to participate.. - Read more about it and register to participate.


Continuing Education Hour Training will be provided Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the Conference for State of Alabama Certified Water and Wastewater Operators, Board Members, Clerks, General Managers and others interested in Water and Wastewater. Meet your Continuing Education Hour credits by attending these sessions. - Details of presentations are on the agenda.

Specialized Training

Management Employees, Board Members and Office Employees will find the Management/Administrative Training Track of interest. Valuable information will be provided to assist in the successful day to day operation of water and wastewater utilities. Continuing Education Hours upon ADEM approval. - Details of presentations are on the agenda.

Purchase Water and Parent System Training Session

In cooperation with the ADEM Specialized Training will be provided to discuss regulations and other issues pertinent to purchase systems and their wholesale providers. - Details of presentations are on the agenda.

Spouse Program

March 22, 2016, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Uncork your inner artist at the ARWA Paint Party onsite at the Mobile Convention Center. You pick what you want to paint from an option of two designs and we supply a pre-sketched canvas, brushes, paints, apron and professional artists to help you create your masterpiece.

Lodging Accommodations

Room blocks are reserved at each location on the Conference Lodging page. Special rates will be honored if you mention you are with the ARWA group. - Details are on the main conference page.


Cancellation Policy

All attendee pre-registrations must be received by the ARWA on or before Friday, March 4, 2016. Refund requests for cancellations must be in
writing and will not be honored after this date.

All cancellations will be assessed a $100 processing fee per company or utility.


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