We are pleased to announce our new partnership with TechRadium, Inc., who provide a customer notification system named IRIS. IRIS allows water and wastewater systems, or any entity who works with customers or members, to use various means of notification such as voice, text, or email (or all of the above if necessary) to make notifications in a timely manner. This system is inexpensive, easy to use, incorporates mapping based on customers address, and even provides reports of contacts reached to avoid customer’s denial of receipt of a message. Ryan and Ashly from TechRadium, Inc. are there to answer your questions. See their message below:
Need to notify customers of a boil water advisory? Need to send late payment reminders?
Next time, use IRIS instead of door hangers and mailings. By doing so, you will save money on postage, time and manpower – enabling you to focus on more important issues. UseIRIS.com does the heavy lifting for you and is used by hundreds of utilities already.
Save time and money using a proven system that millions of users rely on daily for messaging. Any sort of message you want to get out, IRIS can send it!
IRIS has been utilized and trusted for almost 20 years to send routine and emergency notifications via phone calls, emails and SMS text messages. Next time you need to get the message out, USE IRIS. Visit http://www.useiris.com for more information.
If you or your system are interested in learning more, please visit their website http://www.useiris.com or contact Cheryl Kearns at our office, we will be glad to assist your needs.
NYRWA is pleased to announce that our training programs have been approved and are up and running! We started our first group on November 1, 2019. In total, 9 apprentices are now working under this program, including 3 Water Systems Operation Specialist Apprentices and 6 Wastewater Systems Operation Specialist Apprentices.
We were also fortunate to receive a grant which will fund all text books, related instruction costs, and a small portion of the labor for all apprentices enrolled with the initial group, or the group we plan to enroll and commence on May 1, 2020. We are sincerely grateful for this funding to help get this valuable program up and running.
If your community or system may be interested in the apprenticeship program, please contact our Apprenticeship Manager, Kevin Maine at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamie Herman at email@example.com
Exhibit space for NYRWA’s 41st Annual Technical Training Workshop & Exhibition in Lake Placid, NY, will open on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 10:00 am (Eastern Time), booths are sold on a first come, first served basis, through our website only. Be sure to have a brief description of services, your booth attendees and your credit card ready at time of registration.
On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, you will need to go to www.nyruralwater.org/conference Click "Exhibitors" and choose the appropriate link to register. If you are unsure of your membership to New York Rural Water Association please call 518-828-3155 to verify.
Don't miss the deadline, submit your scholarship application today!
Each year, our board and staff work very hard to spread the word of our (5) College Scholarship Awards. We provide up to (5) $500 scholarships for first time or returning college students annually. The application deadline for the 2020 awards will be February 5, 2020. All applications must be postmarked by that date. Applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States, a resident of the State of New York, and reside within a water or wastewater system that is a member of the NYRWA. Applications are available on our website www.nyruralwater.org and in our quarterly Aquafacts magazine.
Don't have time to spend traveling to sit in a class all day? The best place to receive renewal web based training is at home or work, whichever your schedule allows. You can work at your own pace. SunCoast Learning Systems offers some great topics that will fit your certification requirement needs. Online courses are New York State approved and offer the flexibility and convenience you are looking for. For more information call 1-800-269-1181 or visit www.suncoastlearning.com