The Delaware Rural Water Association invites you to become one of our selected Corporate Sponsors for 2016. Being a Corporate Sponsor allows you to have priority services that we offer and demonstrate your products at our annual functions.Membership Details & Form >>>CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL:A cross connection is a direct or a potential arrangement of drinking water piping that is or can be connected to a questionable source... for more info.www.delawarebackflow.org
Become a Sponsor!To: Potential Corporate Sponsors, From: Rick DuncanThe Delaware Rural Water Association invites you to become one of our selected Corporate Sponsors for 2015. Being a Corporate Sponsor allows you to have priority services that we offer and demonstrate your products at our annual functions...Our Corporate Sponsorships are designed with a couple of levels to meet your company’s marketing and promotional needs which will provide you with optimum exposure to your customers. Click Here: Membership Details and Form >>The National Rural Water Association now provides to the Backflow industry users the convenience of Annual Gauge Accuracy Testing... Backflow Test Kits do not remain accurate forever... have yours tested. For details Click Here >>For Delaware Division of Public Health Community Listing: Click Here >>•DRWA Training Center provides ASSE Certification for Cross Connection Control... for complete details Click Here >>•Also: Please Note... “Regarding Training" "ASSE" Backflow Assembly Training Courses are approved for CEU's toward Water Operators License.•DELAWARE PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS HONORED: CDC FLUORIDATION AWARDMore>>>•Delaware ASSE Backflow Training Center, Preferred Rate Accommodations: To Find; Click on Training Tab/Backflow Training Course, etc... Click Here to Reach>>
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Circuit RidersCircuit Rider #1On December 3, 2009 Sherrie Turner, circuit rider for Delaware Rural Water Association (DRWA), was contacted by Mick Ibach, part-time water operator for the Greenwood Water Department, about low chlorine residuals. Sherrie went to Greenwood with her test kit to verify sample results and see what was up. Together Mick and Sherrie went over sample kit directions, methods, and reagents and discovered that the DPD chlorine test tablets Mick had ordered were the wrong ones. Mick then ordered the correct tablets. In the meantime, Sherrie gave Mick some of her chlorine tablets to get him by. Mick was then able to resume testing and stay in compliance with the primacy agency. Furthermore, as a result of this significant contact Mick had continued faith in the DRWA to be there when needed for whatever reason and saved the Town approximately $250.00.Circuit Rider #2The Circuit Rider #2 stopped in at The Town of Greenwood to check the progress of their new water plant when the water operator asked if he would help him order repair parts for their Stenner chemical pump, which needed rebuilt. They ordered the parts for next deliveries. The town called the Circuit Rider the next day and informed him that the parts where in. The Circuit Rider arrived and assisted the operator with technical assistance in rebuilding the Stenner pump. The pump was successfully returned to operation. State Revolving fund Circuit RiderAt the suggestion of the Director of Community and Business Programs for the Delaware and Maryland Rural Development Office, I visited Ellendale Town Hall along with the ARRA Circuit Rider to assist the Mayor and Council with evaluating proposals for engineering services. The town currently has no water service, and their wastewater service is operated by the county as a sanitary district. The town is utilizing a Planning Grant from RD to prepare preliminary engineering reports and provide direction in the installation of a water system to serve the town and an outlying area of low and moderate income residences, where the present water quality from private wells is substandard. I have previously visited with the Mayor and Council to do rate setting training specifically for their elected body and to offer any assistance in evaluating funding options for the project, eventual budget preparation and rate setting. Assistance will be ongoing as they proceed with planning, construction and initial operations for a new water system. I will be checking in with them at least monthly as the project progresses. Source Water Protection Information available soon...Waste Water Click for Details >>
About DRWAIncorporated in 1990, the Delaware Rural Water Association (DRWA) has emerged as our State’s leading association dedicated to providing on-site technical assistance and specialized training for rural water and wastewater systems. Tapping into the expertise of experienced water and wastewater professionals, DRWA’s governing Board of Directors, administrative staff, and technical field specialists work in concert to offer DRWA members an expansive range of essential programs and member services.We meet system needs though timely help in developing new rate schedules, setting up proper testing methods, understanding those ever-changing and complex government regulations, preparing a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), or updating operator certification requirements. Delaware Rural Water Association is always ready with member assistance.Mission StatementDRWA’s mission is to meet the needs of member water and wastewater systems by providing quality information, training and technical assistance and legislative representation, and to assist them in maintaining a high standard of service to their communities.
Waste Water Circuit Rider ReportAlonzo's BOD quick test, for DMRQA 29, had reached its 5-day of incubation. The regular test the wastewater technician didn't go back to check the math and their result was unacceptable. She went to the administrative office to assist in submitting the data through email. Well, we didn't have the method used with us so she went down to the treatment facility and retrieved the information. They had an important meeting with the Town Manager so she did the input to the computer and submitted the data. Later on that evening she was able to check and see if the sample results were acceptable. They were. The savings to this system is $1000.00.
DELAWARE PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS HONORED: CDC FLUORIDATION AWARDThe Delaware Division of Public Health has announced that 30 Delaware communities have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This award is granted to communities that adjust and achieve a fluoride level in drinking water that is optimal in the prevention of tooth decay for 12 consecutive months in a year. For 2011, a total of 2500 water systems in 33 states received these awards, a significant increase in the number of participating states and water systems that received awards in previous years.