Attendee Info - 2021

March 1-5, 2021 |  The Dixie Center (1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT)

AWARD NOMINATIONS

Each year at RWAU’s Annual Conference in St. George, Utah, the Association presents awards to member systems, as well as system personnel who have done an outstanding job of running their water or wastewater system. Most awards are given based on performance in the calendar year, but some are based on long term performance. Check back here as the Conference nears to nominate someone who deserves an RWAU Award for their hard work…even if it’s you!

A complete list of the Award Categories with selection criteria is below. The deadline to nominate will be December 18, 2020The RWAU Awards Committee will meet shortly after the deadline to select the winners from the nominations. 

Use the links below to nominate an individual or a system for an award. (You can request a physical nomination form from the office if needed, but digital submissions are preferred.)

Nominate for a SYSTEM AWARD

Nominate for an INDIVIDUAL AWARD


Attendee Registration

Attendee Registration will be live on December 1, 2020. 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 19th. (You can still register after February 19th, but the discounted rate will have ended.)  See you in St. George!

Attendee Registration

Conference App

Download the FREE Conference App today and 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 have an exciting and packed Exhibit Hall in store for 2021! View the current exhibit hall and contact our vendors online now! 

2021 Exhibit Hall

Conference Schedule At - A - Glance (Draft)

Monday, March 1

12:00 pm                  Operator Certification Registration Opens

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

Tuesday, March 2

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 – NOTE THE NEW DAY!! (Hurricane)

 

Wednesday, March 3

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 4

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 5

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


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 2, 2021 | 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 2, 2021
  • 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 

Rural Water and the Division of Drinking Water are now 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 at the Division of Drinking Water (801-536-4210) between December 1, 2020, and February 15, 2021 to set up your CCR appointment (approx. 45 minutes in length) which will reserve a workstation at the 2021 Conference for you to complete the tutorial and your CCR report for 2020.
  • Each workstation will have a clear how-to guide on filling in the CCR template or update your previous CCR
  • DDW will provide the required data that has been submitted during the past year
  • DDW & RWAU personnel will be onsite to provide CCR instruction and help you through the report completion
  • DDW will provide you with electronic and hard copies of the LAST CCR they have on record for you
  • Walk-ins will be allowed as possible but must bring their own laptop with them

 CCR appointments will be scheduled at the following times:

� Tuesday, March2 — 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

� Wednesday, March 3— 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

� Thursday, March 4 — 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

� Friday, March 5 — 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 IMPORTANT: Call Brandi Smith with the Division of Drinking Water at (801) 536-4210 between December 2nd and February 15th to make an appointment. (If time permits, walk-ins may be accommodated, but those with appointments will take precedence.) 

What You Need to Bring:
  • Last year’s Consumer Confidence Report—on a USB flash drive (paper copy OK if necessary)
  • Your 2020 sampling records (the monitoring data needed for your CCR will be made available where possible by the Division of Drinking Water at the workshop.)
  • Please Note: If the Division of Drinking Water has not received all of your monitoring data for 2020 we will need to rely on your monitoring results to complete the report.
  • You are responsible to bring accurate data with you. RWAU does not track or guarantee the accuracy of any data pulled from the DDW website or other sources. Please check your records with what the DDW has on file for you on their website to ensure it is accurate.
  • You will be responsible for submitting the CCR report and certification letter to the state and your customers in compliance with the law. 

CCR Completion Location: The Snow Canyon Room (This is a Mezzanine Room overlooking the Exhibit Hall.) 


Hotel Accommodations

All 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 (Formerly America’s Best Value Inn).............................. 435-531-0420
Best Western Coral Hills......................................................................... 435-673-4844
Clarion Suites........................................................................................... 435-673-7000
Comfort Inn, North St. George .............................................................. 435-619-1574
Fairfield Inn by Marriott........................................................................... 435-673-6066
Hampton Inn............................................................................................ 435-652-1200
Hilton Garden Inn.................................................................................... 435-634-4100
Holiday Inn............................................................................................... 435-628-8007
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


2021 Call for Presentations

Presentation Submissions are now OPEN for the 2021 Annual Conference. Please submit  your presentation ASAP, noting the deadline is July 3, 2020. Remember sessions should be devoid of advertisement and tailored to:    

  •    Water
  •    Wastewater
  •    Small Systems
  •    Office Personnel
  •    Engineering
  •    Management

Those in attendance will be Management Personnel, System Operator, Office Personnel, Mayors, Council & Board Members, Engineers, etc.

 Detailed submission instructions are as follows:  

1. CREATE A USER PROFILE FOR THE SPEAKER

  • Click "LOGIN" on the navigation bar in the upper left corner of this screen
  • Click "NEW USER" below the login area to create a profile for the session speaker
  • Once the speaker info has been entered and a password has been chosen, click "Save" at the bottom of the page

2.  Now click on "Submissions" in the upper left-hand corner, then "Add New"  

3.  From there, enter the session info as requested. You can use the "Add New" link as many times as needed to submit multiple presentations under the same presenter

An application must be submitted before Wednesday, July 3, 2020, in order to be considered to present at the 2021 Annual Conference.  (Submissions received after the deadline will be held on hand in case of cancellations. You will not be notified of your selection status until AFTER the selection process is fully complete in mid-September. You will be contacted at that point to alert you of your selection status either way.)

Thanks for submitting!

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