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There is still time to pre-register for the NYRWA Web-Based Workshop, May 18 & 19, 2021 you can download the agenda here:

All course topics have been approved by NYS DOH and NYS DEC. Each 1 hour course is approved for 1 contact hour for water and wastewater.  

We will be offering (8) one-hour dual certified (water and wastewater) webinar style training sessions coupled with our Annual Business Meeting and a few cash drawings. Our thanks to our Associate Members who have stepped up to provide this training, showing their commitment to this association yet again!

The registration process will be more entailed this year. This will be a multi-step process. First, you must pre-register by completing the NYRWA pre-registration form in its entirety (including the billing information as it is needed to process your registration), and return with payment or your registration will not be accepted. The deadline for pre-registration is April 23, 2021. Due to all the details of this web-based workshop we cannot accept registrations after this date, so don't miss out, get those registrations in.

Each registrant must have their own (unique) email address to be able to participate and receive contact hours. After NYRWA processes your registration, we will mail a confirmation letter that will include further details on how to register for each session through GoToWebinar. It is very important that you register through GoToWebinar using the same email address you provide on the NYRWA pre-registration form. You must register individually for each session you plan to attend.

If you are planning to view the webinar using a smart phone or tablet, please make sure to download the GoToWebinar app in order for the webinar to properly record your participation and receive credit for attending. You will need audio for these webinars.

Each registrant must have their own device and their own unique email address to receive credit for each webinar attended (this is how your attendance is tracked and recorded for credit). The agenda with registration form can be downloaded here. We hope you all will be willing to take this leap with us, until we can meet again in 2022.

We sincerely appreciate the following sponsors who have committed to a sponsorship for our 2022 Annual Technical Training Workshop & Exhibition in Verona May 23-25, 2022. These sponsorships will be used for door prizes and a Sponsorship Grand Prize for attendees.

1) Premier Sponsors - Koester Associates, and G.A. Fleet Associates, Inc.

2) Gold Sponsors - Mueller Company, EJ Prescott, General Control Systems, Inc. and Ti-SALES

3) Silver Sponsors - Auctions International, Kennedy Valve and M&H and BCA Architects & Engineers

4) Golf Hole Sponsors - EJ Prescott

If you are an Associate Member or Exhibitor and wish to provide a sponsorship for our 2022 Annual Technical Training Workshop & Exhibition, please reach out to Jamie Herman at

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

Our sincere thanks to Congressman Chris Jacobs for taking the time from his busy schedule to tour the water systems in the Village of Perry and the Village of Castile. The Congressman shared discussion with officials on aging infrastructure and their individual system needs. Jeff Drain, Water & Wastewater Superintendent with the Village of Perry and Tom Wright, Superintendent with the Village of Castile expertly expressed the needs of rural water and wastewater utilities to the Congressman. Thank you everyone for making this a successful day!

Pictured are: Village of Perry Mayor Rick Hauser Congressman Jacobs Superintendent and Jeff Drain

Pictured are: Village of Castile Superintendent Tom Wright Congressman Jacobs George McNerney


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We have received several phone calls and emails regarding Grade A Compliant Laboratory classes in recent weeks. Starting in the last week of February, we are planning no less than 18 lab classes across the state over the course of 2021. These sessions will be in-person, and will meet the mandates for social distancing and masks where applicable. Additional classes will be added, if necessary, to meet the needs of our members. Please check our website often at: for our renewal course offerings.


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