August 2021 E-Newsletter
Issue #133
E-newsletter Sponsors
Section Quarterly Training Sponsor
4th Quarter Virtual Training October 28th - Sponsored by Stantec
Registration Is Now Open! 

Register now for our 4th quarter virtual training on October 28.

You can register for the full day (0.6 CEUs) $120 member price; or a half day, either morning or afternoon (0.3 CEUs) $60 member price. Registration closes Friday, October 22.

October 28 - Asset and Data Management: Will cover asset management, including using analytics to make maintenance decisions, developing an asset management system for a new water supply system; maintaining distribution system piping; and updating pressure zones. The data management topics include building a data strategy for a utility; preparing an organization to move to digital water; managing and optimizing data and machine learning to improve system operation; and planning for the future.

Vendors and consultants we have several sponsorship opportunities available for you to increase your company visibility with our members. Opportunities exist for both our final quarter. Sponsorships vary in price and benefits. 

Fall Committee and Subsection Training and Trustee Meeting
In-Person at Campbell's Lake Chelan, September 29-October 1 
We are very excited to announce that after two years of waiting we are finally having an in-person officer training for section volunteers!

Please join us for the 2021 Fall Committee Officer Training and Trustee Meeting to be held September 29 - October 1 at Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan.  Find out what being an officer of a section committee or subsection entails: what are your responsibilities as an officer and what tools are available to you to keep our members engaged, informed and excited about our association!  

While we would hope that everyone would attend in-person, we know that some of you may have concerns about gathering together or do not have the support from your employers to travel. On our registration form there is a box for you to check if you would like to attend virtually. If there is enough interest from all of you, we can provide this service. It won't be the same as meeting in-person but its the next best option. Just check the box on the registration and let us know.
AWWA's Water Quality Technology Conference
Comes to Tacoma November 7-10, 2021 
AWWA's premier conference for water quality professionals is coming to Tacoma this November 7-10.

This established and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information and it's happening this year in our own backyard.

Don't miss this opportunity to register early for discounted pricing!
ORWARN Conference In Newport October 20-22
Registration is Now Open 
Don't miss the 2021 ORWARN Conference this October at beautiful Agate Beach in Newport, Oregon!

Prepare/Respond/Recover includes planning for different scenarios. At this conference there will be presentations on a wide variety of topics applicable to drinking water and wastewater systems including Cybersecurity risk information and tabletop exercise. Expect a couple of presentations on how to prepare a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) that will be aimed at systems from small community to large utilities.
Southern Oregon Subsection Water And Wastewater Virtual Short School September 21-23
Registration is Now Open 
The Southern Oregon Subsection is pleased to announce that they are once again offering a strong, affordable educational program in Southern Oregon. We aim to provide up to 2.0 CEU's for both Water and Wastewater Operations.
With support from water and wastewater operators from across the region, the 2019 school was a tremendous success. This will be our seventh short school in 13 years and this year's event promises an even better educational program, vendors and networking opportunities galore!

So Are We! 
The PNWS-AWWA Philanthropic Advisory Committee (PAC) is excited about the return of in-person events. What a great time to show that #PNWSgivesback by hosting an in-person fundraising event benefiting Water For People, The Water Equation, and the Education & Training fund. Hear more about the PAC’s vision at the Fall Committee and Subsection Office Training in Chelan. Please remember to reach out to PAC Chair, Katie Dillon, when planning a fundraising event to designate which philanthropies will benefit from your efforts
Golf Tournaments and Other Networking Events Planned for Summer
Job Postings

  • City Engineer
  • Student Intern I - Water/Wastewater GIS
  • Temporary Seasonal Utility Worker
  • Public Works Director
  • Collector/Meter Reader
  • Maintenance Worker II
  • Lead Utility Maintenance Worker
  • Project Engineer
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Laboratory Technician
  • Utility Worker I or II
  • Utility Worker
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Water/Sewer Field Worker
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Tech/GIS
  • Equipment Operator/Installer
  • Water Filtration Plant and Distribution System Operator
  • Side Sewer Inspector / Technician
  • Water Systems Engineer
  • Water System Operator II
  • Wastewater Project Manager
  • Staff Engineer
  • Manager, Accounting
  • City Engineer
  • Construction Inspector I or II
  • Engineering Regional Manager
  • Public Works Director
  • Project Engineer
  • Field Technician III - LME
  • Field Operations Supervisor
  • Civil Engineer
  • Process Engineer Positions
  • Water Treatment Plant Supervisor
  • Business Manager
  • Utility Technician I and II
  • Payroll Specialist I or II
  • Field Operations Maintenance Person I or II
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee
  • Superintendent
  • Utility Worker I or II
That's it for this month! Please send your news or information for inclusion in the September edition to the Section office.

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Kyle Kihs
Executive Director