Services for Public Wastewater Systems

It is IRWA’s goal to help Idaho’s Public Wastewater Systems and their Operators provide the highest quality wastewater collection and treatment possible. We strive to increase statewide knowledge of system management and regulations, and to improve the cooperation, preparedness, and success of Idaho’s wastewater personnel.

How can IRWA help your wastewater system?

IRWA employs two very knowledgeable wastewater
circuit riders that travel the entire state of Idaho to
help systems with the following:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Sludge judging
  • Leak detection
  • Camera inspection
  • Technical assistance
  • Training and exam preparation
  • Guidance on operator licensing
  • Board education
  • Locating funding
  • Inflow and infiltration troubleshooting
  • Use of equipment through our loan program
  • And much more!

Questions about activated sludge? We can help.

Lagoon questions or concerns? We can help.

Obtain Funding For Your System

Rural Water Loan Fund through National Rural Water

Loans and Grants through USDA Rural Development

Public Wastewater System Planning Grants through DEQ

Public Wastewater System Construction Loans through DEQ

Resources for Wastewater Operators

Training Calendar: Sign up to get your CEU’s with IRWA! We offer training classes in every region of the state throughout the year. Become a member and receive significant discounts on training costs.

Wastewater Information: Learn about wastewater collection and treatment systems, technical guidance, discharge systems, stormwater, and more.

Operator Licensing FAQ: Scroll through these links to find more information on licensing in Idaho.

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing: Find out how to become a licensed operator in Idaho, or get signed up for your next exam with the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing.

Emergency Planning: Join IdWARN! A free, no-obligation emergency response network. IdWARN is based on the concept of “utilities helping utilities” respond to emergencies that might interrupt drinking water or wastewater services.

DEQ’s Wastewater Program: Find information on Public Wastewater Systems, requirements, classification, tips an guidance documents, and more.

DEQ’s News and Events

AWWA Regulation and Legislative News

Brochures and Flyers: Educate your utility customers about their wastewater system and responsible home practices.

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