Annual Conference

Feb. 28 - March 4, 2022 |  The Dixie Center (1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT)

Attendee Registration - 2022

Attendee Registration for the 2022 Annual Conference will be live on December 1, 2021. At that time you will be able  to use the button (coming December 1st) that will be below to register for the conference. You can register at the discounted rate between December 1st and February 18th. (You can still register after February 18th, but the discounted rate will have ended.)  See you in St. George!


Conference App

Download the FREE Conference App to get all the conference info and updates at your fingertips! Search your Play or App store for “RWAU” or the “Rural Water Association of Utah” to download the free app!

View the PAst (2020) app online here


Exhibit Hall 

We already have vendors lined up for a packed Exhibit Hall in 2022! View the 2022 exhibit hall map and contact our vendors online now! 

2022 Exhibit Hall

2022 Conference Schedule At - A - Glance

Monday, February 28

12:00 pm                  Operator Certification Registration Opens

1:00 – 5:00 pm        Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Classes

Tuesday, March 1

7:00 am – 7:00 pm   Exhibitor Set-up

7:30 am                     Registration Opens

7:30 – 8:30 am         Donut / Juice / Coffee (North Lobby)

8:30 – 10:00 am       In-Depth Training / Operator Certification / CCCPAC

8:30 –   4:00 pm      Golf Scramble (Sunbrook Golf Course)

10:15 – 11:45 am     In-Depth Training / Operator Certification / CCCPAC

11:45 –   1:00 pm     Lunch (North Lobby & Garden Room)

1:00 –   2:30 pm        In-Depth Training / Operator Certification / CCCPAC

2:45 –   4:15 pm        In-Depth Training / Operator Certification / CCCPAC

3:30 – Dusk               Skeet Shoot (Hurricane)

 

Wednesday, March 2

7:30 – 4:30 pm         Registration

7:30 am                     Exhibit Hall OPENS

7:30 – 9:00 am         Donut/Juice/Coffee (Exhibit Hall)

9:00 –10:00 am        Training / Operator Certification / CCCPAC

10:30–11:30 am      Training / Operator Certification / CCCPAC

11:30 –1:00 pm        Lunch / Exhibits

1:00 – 2:15 pm         Keynote Session (Garden Room)

2:15 – 2:30 pm         Break

2:30 – 4:30 pm         Special Sessions / OP Cert / CCCPAC

 

Thursday, March 3

7:30 – 4:00 pm        Registration

7:30 am                    Exhibit Hall OPENS

7:30 – 9:00 am         Donut / Juice / Coffee (Exhibit Hall)

9:00 –10:00 am        Drinking Water Board Meeting

9:00 –10:00 am        Training / Operator Certification / CCCPAC

10:30 - 11:30            Training / Operator Certification / CCCPAC

11:30 – 1:00 pm       Lunch / Exhibits

1:00 pm                    Exhibit Hall CLOSED / Exhibit Take-down  

1:00 – 2:00 pm        Training / Operator Certification / CCCPAC

2:15 – 3:45 pm        Voting Membership Meeting / Water Taste Test / AWARD PRESENTATIONS / Gun Drawing

 

Friday, March 4

7:30 – 8:30 am        Registration / Donuts / Juice / Coffee (North Lobby)

8:30 – 12:00 pm      Water & Wastewater Operator Certification  / CCCPAC Exams

8:30 – 9:30 am        Training Sessions 

9:45 –10:45 am       Training Sessions

11:00 –12:00 pm     Training Sessions

12:00 pm                  Evaluation Form & Dart Throw Prize Drawings (Garden Room)

12:45 pm                   Adjourn


Hotel Accommodations

All hotel reservations are handled directly with the hotel. There are many hotels to choose from in the St. George area. The hotels listed here have offered our attendees a discounted rate.  Unless otherwise noted, when making your reservations with these hotels, mention you are with the Rural Water conference to get the specialty rate. And remember, hotels fill up quickly down there and most discounted rates expire a month before the Conference so make your reservations early!

 PLEASE NOTE: Rural Water is not in any way a party to hotel rates or accommodations. We have simply asked these hotels to give our attendees a discounted rate and they have agreed to do so. All hotel arrangements, rates and policies are at the discretion of the hotels themselves, and reservations, rates and agreements are between the hotel and the guest staying with them.

HOTELS/ MOTELS       

*Red Roof Inn (GREAT VALUE / LOWEST RATE)..... 435-688-8383

Best Western Coral Hills............................................. 435-673-4844

Clarion Suites.............................................................. 435-673-7000

Comfort Inn................................................................. 435-628-8544

Fairfield Inn by Marriott............................................. 435-673-6066

Hampton Inn............................................................... 435-652-1200

Hilton Garden Inn....................................................... 435-634-4100

Holiday Inn.................................................................. 435-673-6066

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites................................... 435-628-8000

Hyatt Place.................................................................. 435-656-8686

La Quinta..................................................................... 435-674-2664

Ramada by Wyndham St. George............................. 435-628-2828

St. George Inn and Suites.......................................... 435-673-6661

Tru by Hilton................................................................ 435-634-7768

Wingate by Wyndham................................................ 435-673-9608


CEU Counts

Water or WW Operator Certification: 2.0 Water or WW CEUs

Cross Connection Control Certification 1.6 Water CEUs

Full Conference (Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri): 1.6 Water & WW CEUs

Digital Conference (Wed / Thurs / Fri - OFFSITE): 1.0 Water & WW CEUs

In-Depth Training (Tuesday): 0.6 Water & WW CEUs

Wednesday Training: 0.525 Water & WW CEUs

Thursday Training: 0.5 Water & WW CEUs

Friday Training: 0.3 Water & WW CEUs

(PLEASE NOTE: Regardless of how many days you register for, as per State rule, total CEUs earned for a non-certification attendee cannot exceed 1.6 Water & WW CEUs for Tuesday – Friday, or 1.0 CEUs for Weds – Friday.)


Lunch Passes for Spouse or Partner

If you wish a spouse or partner to join you for lunch you will need to purchase a lunch wristband for them for the day(s) they will be joining you. Lunch wristbands can be purchased when you register to attend and will be in your attendee packet when you check-in at the Conference. The proper wristband for the correct day must be worn for entrance to the exhibit hall and access to the lunch. No name badges will be printed for lunch passes.


Skeet Shoot (Tuesday, March 1, 2022 | 3:30 pm)

Purgatory Clay Sports | Hurricane, Utah (Near Fairgrounds in Hurricane)

  • 3:30 pm continues until dark
    • PLEASE NOTE: The Skeet shoot WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL THE 3:30 start time. Rural Water staff will NOT be conducting Skeet Shoot check-in before 3:30.
    • You can come after 3:30 if you have a class to attend or teach. There is plenty of time to wrap up your final class and still shoot in the skeet shoot if you come out when your session ends.
  • $30 per shooter for the first round, $9 for each additional round
  • You must bring your OWN Gun & Shells (Limited amounts of 12 & 20 gauge shotguns are available for   rent for $10 onsite, first-come, first-served. Ammunition can also be purchased on-site if needed.)
  • Entry Fee includes safety glasses, ear protection & 50 targets of either: sporting clays, 5-stand, trap or skeet
  • Shooting prizes will be given ONSITE after the event ends

Sign up for the Skeet Shoot when you register for the Conference

  • All shooters can purchase additional shooting rounds on-site.

Golf Scramble

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • 8:30 am Shotgun Start at the Sunbrook Golf Course
  • 4-Person Scramble
  • Entry fee is $100 per golfer
  • Entry Fee includes
    • Tee Time
    • Cart
    • Lunch
    • Giveaways
    • Prizes
  • Winners awarded prizes immediately following the tournament
  • Hole-in-One prize on every par 3, including a 4-wheeler hole!
  • Email Vern Steel (steel@rwau.net) with team preferences or for sponsorship opportunities. If you are a single golfer, you will be placed on a team.

Golf Course: The Sunbrook Golf Club (2336 West Sunbrook Drive, St. George, Utah)


Consumer Confidence Reports 

The Division of Drinking Water will be conducting a workshop (by appointment) at the Annual Conference to help you learn how to complete your own Consumer Confidence Reports. You will need to call Brandi Smith at the Division of Drinking Water (385-515-1650).