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BREAKING NEWS: We need your help!!

The recent Senate Enrolled Act No. 347 requires all public water utilities in the State of Indiana to provide to the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) a Non-Revenue Water Audit as identified in the American Water Works Association Manual of Water Supply Practices M-36.

The Act further requires that the IFA conduct a study and analysis of the infrastructure needs of the water utilities in the State of Indiana and submit a report on the study and analysis to the legislative services agency no later than November 1, 2016.

WHY-FI WATER is the name IFA is using to identify the two tasks required by Senate Enrolled Act No. 347.

Indiana Rural Water Association is conducting eight (8) workshops to assist Indiana’s water systems to respond to the two items required to be submitted to the IFA. Please go to http://www.indianaruralwater.org/events/ to download registration information or to register on-line. There is no charge to attend, and IDEM approval has been received for four (4) contact hours.

If you would rather submit the information on your own without attending one of our workshops, please utilize the following links:

Infrastructure Needs Assessment Survey — https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2628634/Why-fiWater

Water Loss Audit –
AWWA Water Loss Control Committee Free Water Audit Software v5.0

You can visit the Indiana Finance Authority’s website — http://www.in.gov/ifa/2928.htm — for more information and links to the various documents associated with this Act.

Please take the time to submit your information to the IFA so they can document to our Indiana Legislature the many financial needs of water systems.

IRWA is celebrating over 45 years of service to Indiana utilities!!

Indiana Rural Water Association (IRWA) has a long history of dedication and commitment to addressing the needs of Indiana’s small systems.


In addition to the educational opportunities we offer to operators, managers, and those in responsible charge of utilities, we also have a mutually beneficial teaming arrangement with the American Water Works Association, Indiana Section and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management that has enabled us to serve our industry in new and exciting ways.

IRWA is a membership supported organization. Your dues and fees fully fund our staff and our programs. Our Board of Directors, consisting of seven utilities and two associate members, answer only to you, our membership. Please keep in touch with us regarding ideas for educational topics, how we can better serve the industry, news to be posted on this website, etc.

IRWA recognized the need to enhance communications between utility operators and their boards regarding rules, responsibilities, etc. Our “IRWA Utility Manual for Board Members and Other Decision Makers” is in its second printing. This is a unique publication that can assist in creating a better understanding of these items and much more. Please click here for more information (PDF).

IRWA has established a water and wastewater operator education fund in honor of the late Marilyn Gambold. Marilyn’s vision was to provide quality educational opportunities for operators, and this endowment will help ensure her dream lives on.

A number of individuals and companies have given generously to the Marilyn Gambold Education Fund thus far. Please refer to the Gambold Education Fund button of this website for a listing of those who are helping Marilyn’s legacy remain strong.

Mail your tax deductible contribution check (made payable to IRWA) to:

Indiana Rural Water Association
Attn: Marilyn Gambold Education Fund
P. O. Box 242
Zionsville, IN 46077-0242

Thank you for your consideration and support as we move forward to make certain Marilyn’s legacy remains strong for years to come.

Indiana Rural Water Association
P.O. Box 242
Zionsville, IN  46077-0242
866-895-4792 Office (Toll Free)
855-202-7298 Fax (Toll Free)




    P.O. Box 242
    Zionsville, IN 46077-0242

    (866) 895-4792 Office (toll free)
    (855) 202-7298 Fax (toll free)

    If you wish to contact IRWA please click here and fill out the contact form.

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    IDEM – Environmental Help Line:

    IDEM – 24 Hour Spill Line: 888-233-7745

    EPA – Safe Drinking Water Hotline:

    IDNR: 877-928-3755

    Indiana 811: Dial “811″ or 800-382-5544



    April 1, 2016 – Revised Total Coliform Rule Implementation – Public water systems and primacy agencies must comply with the revised requirements by this date — http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/tcr/regulation_revisions.cfm

    Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule — Begin Second Round Of Source Water Monitoring — Other information on the LT2 Rule can be obtained from www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/long-term-2-enhanced-surface-water-treatment-rule-documents

    September 30, 2016 – Deadline – Systems serving 10,000-49,999 people

    September 30, 2017 – Deadline – Systems serving less than 10,000 people (monitoring for coli).

    April 1, 2019 – Deadline – Systems serving less than 10,000 people (monitoring for Cryptosporidium)