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December 3 – 5, 2018 — 2018 Water Institute and 50th Anniversary Celebration – French Lick Resort & Conference Center; French Lick, Indiana

December 3, 2018 - December 5, 2018

Indiana Rural Water Association Board and Staff invite you and your organization to participate and celebrate with us at our upcoming Water Institute and 50th Anniversary Celebration which will be held December 3 – 5, 2018 at the French Lick Resort & Conference Center in French Lick, Indiana.

We will have an interesting and timely program, our Exhibit Hall highlighting the latest in products and services; and for the first time, an Equipment Expo showcasing various equipment applicable to our industry. Please see below for all the exciting details!!


We anticipate offering the following contact hours:
Monday, December 3 — Seven (7) hours for both water and wastewater
Tuesday, December 4 — Six (6) hours for both water and wastewater
Wednesday, December 5 — Four (4) hours for water

Also, on Tuesday, December 4, we will have specific sessions for:
Water and Wastewater Operators – a full day of sessions
Utility Board Members / Managers / Supervisors — a full day of sessions
Well Drillers & Pump Installers — a full day of sessions
Utility Business Form (for clerks, treasurers, and office personnel) – a full day of sessions


Program and Utility Registration
2018 Water Institute – Utilities Online Registration

2018 Water Institute – Utilities Printed Registration Form

Gambold Education Fund GrantApply for a Gambold Education Fund Grant!! Grants are available for first time IRWA conference attendees or for folks who have not attended an IRWA conference in the last five (5) years. A GEF Grant includes a full conference registration, hotel accommodations for Monday and Tuesday nights, lunches on Monday and Tuesday, and an IRWA shirt. Send in your application on-line or download and complete the form and send it via email, fax, or regular mail.

Application Deadline: November 9, 2018.

Gambold Education Fund Grant – Online Grant Application-

Gambold Education Fund Grant – Printed Grant Application Form

Operator of the Year Award — Nominate your water or wastewater operator for our “2018 Operator of the Year” award. Send in your nomination on-line or download and complete the form and send it via email, fax, or regular mail.
Nomination Deadline: November 9, 2018

Operator of the Year Award Nomination- Online Nomination

Operator of the Year Award Nomination- Printed Nomination Form

Well Driller/Pump Installers Program (as part of our Water Institute):

Well Drillers / Pump Installers program information and on-line registration is available below:

Well Driller/Pump Installer Registration- Online Registration

Well Driller/Pump Installer Program and Registration- Printed Program and Registration Form

Our Exhibit Hall and Equipment Expo will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Other activities include a reception on both Monday and Tuesday evenings, a Sporting Clays Shoot on Monday afternoon, a Slot Machine Tournament on Monday evening, and an on-site event at 33 Brick Street on Tuesday evening that is open to all conference attendees.

Vendors- Exhibitors- Equipment Expo Information:

Vendors- Exhibitors- Equipment Expo Registration: Priority placement deadline for current Associate Members is October 5. After that date, registration will be open to all vendors, with the deadline of November 9, 2018. Questions? Contact MaryJane Peters, IRWA Administrative Director, at 866-895-4792 or maryjane@indianaruralwater.org – OR – Monique Riggs, IRWA Program Manager, at 317-372-9864 or monique@indianaruralwater.org.
Deadline for Exhibitors and Equipment Expo Priority Placement (Associate Members only): October 5, 2018
Deadline for All Exhibitors and Equipment Expo: November 9, 2018

Exhibitors, Equipment Expo and Non-Exhibitors – Online Registration

Exhibitors, Equipment Expo and Non Exhibitors- Printed Information and Registration Form



Hotel Reservations — Hotel reservations should be made directly with the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana by calling 1-888-936-9360 and using the group code 1218IRW. Identify yourself as being with the Indiana Rural Water Association at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate. Reservations may also be made on the Resort’s website – www.frenchlick.com – and use the group code 1218IRW. The group rate of $125/night plus tax will be applicable until November 5, 2018, or until the block of rooms is sold out. Rooms reserved after the deadline are subject to regular room rates. Please note that the $125 room rate covers the Sunday before (December 2) and also Wednesday night (December 5) for those wishing to extend their stay.
Reservation Deadline: November 5, 2018

Sporting Clays Shoot: This event will be held on Monday afternoon at the Sporting Clays Course, on the grounds of the French Lick Resort.

Sporting Clays Shoot – Online Registration

Sporting Clays Shoot Registration Form
Registration Deadline: November 9, 2018

Slot Machine Tournament: This event will be held on Monday evening at the French Lick Casino.

Free Slot Machine Tournament – Online Registration

Slot Machine Tournament Registration Form

Night Out at 33 Brick Street: This event will be held on Tuesday evening at 33 Brick Street in French Lick. Shuttle services from the hotel will be provided.

Sponsorships: Sponsorship opportunities are available for:
• Monday Lunch — $1,500 – exclusive to one sponsor
• Monday Reception — $1,500 – exclusive to one sponsor
• Tuesday Lunch — $1,500 – exclusive to one sponsor
• Tuesday Reception — $1,500 – exclusive to one sponsor
• Breaks — $200 – open as co-sponsorships for all breaks
Please see the Exhibitor, Equipment Expo, and Non-Exhibitors information above to register.


December 3, 2018
December 5, 2018


French Lick Resort
8670 IN-56
French Lick, IN 47432 United States
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