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We wish to thank all of our member systems who provided letters of appreciation for the services they have received from this association.  Our staff does amazing work each and every day, but our valued members are the reason for this association! Your letters of support for continued funding of our programs were very well received by our Congressional Representatives and Senators. 

We extend our sincere thanks to the NY Congressional Delegation for taking the time to meet with our contingent, listen to the needs of rural water and wastewater systems, and for continuing to support our shared goals and initiatives. OUR MESSAGE was very well received, the discussions were positive, and the future looks bright ahead for rural water and wastewater in NY and nationwide.

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  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.

We are grateful to all of our Associate Members and Exhibitors without whom our conference would never happen.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their support of our 2020 Annual Conference in Lake Placid May 18-20, 2020. These sponsorships will be used for door prizes and a Sponsorship Grand Prize for attendees.

1) Premier Sponsors – Koester Associates, Master Meter and G.A. Fleet Associates, Inc.

2) Gold Sponsors – Mueller Company, GP Jager Inc., Statewide Aquastore Inc., EJ Prescott, Core & Main and
General Control Systems, Inc.

3) Silver Sponsors – Auctions International, Preload LLC, Kennedy Valve and M&H and Bernier Carr & Associates P.C.

4) Golf Hole Sponsors – EJ Prescott

There are still sponsorship opportunities available for our 41st Annual Conference  if you are interested, please reach out to Valerie Ogden at

Thank you one and all for your continued support of this association!

The NYRWA wishes to thank Mayor Randy Shayler; Director of Public Works, Bill Whitfield; and Chief Water Operator Dana Harris for generously donating surplus continuous analyzers for both turbidity and chlorine. The equipment includes multiple Hach 1720E Turbidity Meters and CL17 Chlorine Analyzers. This equipment is operational and is available free of charge to any member systems who may have the need. If you are interested, please contact Jamie Herman at

Our sincere thanks to Mr. Eric Lindemann, National Sales Manager, for Chemical Injection Technologies, Inc., based in Fort Pierce, Florida, who recently donated a 100ppd direct mount all vacuum gas chlorinator with regulator, with a 50ppd close coupled panel attached and ejector. This equipment will be available for loan by member systems that have an urgent need.

Chemical Injection Technologies/Superior Water Solutions have been in business for 28 years. They manufacture gas chlorination, instrumentation, and liquid feed equipment for the water and wastewater industry.  In New York, they are represented by Koester Associates.

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. 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 for more information.

If you or your system are interested in learning more, please visit their website or contact Cheryl Kearns at our office, we will be glad to assist your needs.

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