IAMU Members, due to our vacancy for Director of Energy Services John von Harz has agreed to manage the MunEE Buck$ program until the position is filled. If you have any questions please reach out to John at John von Harz at email@example.com. You may also contact IAMU for any questions as well.
Join IAMU for a fun-filled day on one of Iowa’s great golf courses.
Event Date: Monday, Sept. 21, 2020
Location: Briggs Woods Golf Course
Webster City, Iowa
The par-72 golf course at Briggs Woods in Webster City, Iowa, stretches to just over 6,500 yards from the back (blue) tees. The course opened for play in 1971 and has been a favorite among local golfers ever since. The manageable length of the golf course allows all ages and skills to enjoy their round of golf.
Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities coming soon.
For More Info: Contact IAMU at 515.289.1999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Congratulations to all 41 winners of the 2020 APGA Safety Contest, 4 winners from Iowa! These gas systems highlight the dedication of APGA members to maintaining the highest safety standards within their system, their communities, and in the natural gas industry.
Among the winning systems, the City of Tallahassee, Florida, and the City of Winder, Georgia, will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria to win the safety contest five years in a row. In addition, Lake Apopka Natural Gas will be receiving an award for meeting that criteria ten years in a row. Four Iowa municipal utilities made this year’s list, Gilmore City Municipal Gas Utility, Orange City Municipal Gas System, Sioux Center Municipal Utilities, and Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities. These are remarkable achievements and serve the entire industry by exemplifying what it means to set and maintain high performance and safety standards.
The entry period for the 2020 Safety Contest has closed and the 2021 Safety contest will open in the Summer of 2021.
2020 APGA Safety Award Winners
Group A Winning Systems (≤ 8,000 Hour )
Group B Winning Systems ( 8,001 – 18,000 Hours)
Group C Winning Systems (18,001 – 38,000 Hours)
Group D Winning Systems (38,001 – 70,000 Hours)
Group E Winning Systems (Over 70,001 Hours)
Did you know that driving in the rain is more dangerous than driving in snow?
Click here to read the EMC Loss Control Insights article.
As the Fourth of July holiday weekend quickly approaches the forecast predicts very warm weather which will draw thousands of people to state parks, beaches, lakes and rivers. The DNR along with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Polk County Health Department are partnering to share some safety tips to help keep you safe this holiday weekend.
No matter what activities you partake in this weekend, the DNR, IDPH and Polk County Health Department want to remind you to abide all social distancing guidelines to help minimize the spread of Covid-19. Try to maintain six feet distance from others, cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer frequently. Stay home if you or someone in your household is sick.
BEACH & SWIMMING SAFETY:
Wherever you choose to swim this weekend or this summer, whether it's a backyard pool, a pond or lake, or a public pool, please follow these safety tips:
Because the beaches are busier this summer, staff are encouraging visitors to utilize the non-peak times and days. For the busier beaches/parks, the non-peak days usually include Sundays through Thursdays, and Fridays before 5:00 pm. If you plan to go to the beaches on Saturdays, the non-peak hours are usually before noon.
Parks staff may temporarily close parking lots when they become full and limit the number of visitors at that point. The DNR recommends visitors go to another nearby park or beach that is not as heavily populated. Visitors are reminded to only park in designated parking spaces. All violators will be cited by staff.
Operation Dry Water will take place July 3-5, 2020. Operation Dry Water is a nationwide campaign aimed at stopping boating under the influence (BUI), especially focused on the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Heightened enforcement will be present on Iowa’s lakes and rivers in hopes to reduce the number of injuries and fatal crashes caused by boating under the influence. Last year during Iowa’s Operation Dry Water efforts, 120 officers participated, issuing 554 citations/warnings, making 16 BWI arrests and stopping nearly 2,000 vessels and making contact with over 7,500 individuals. In all of 2019, there were 66 BWI arrests on Iowa waters. Boaters should also adhere to the following safety tips:
STATE PARKS/CAMPGROUNDS SAFETY:
Our state parks have never been more utilized than they have this year. This weekend will be another very busy one if you plan to visit one, use these safety tips to ensure an enjoyable time:
Paddling is becoming one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities nowadays. Whether it be tubing, kayaking or canoeing, paddlers are enjoying the splash of the water, scenic views, and wildlife viewing from Iowa’s rivers, rapids and streams. Many new paddlers are getting out on the water for the first time this summer. Stay safe each time you paddle with these simple safety tips:
COVID-19 safety precautions have caused fireworks displays to be canceled or modified this year. Whether attending a display or celebrating in your backyard, keep these four safety tips in mind.
The annual fireworks shows at Lake Macbride and Lake Manawa have both been cancelled this year due to safety concerns with large crowds and the spread of Covid-19.
IAMU currently has multiple career openings for anyone looking to join our talented staff. For more information and to apply, click the links below.
Energy Services Coordinator
The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is currently seeking a member-focused, innovative, and results-oriented Energy Services Coordinator. The ideal candidate would have experience in and knowledge of the electric and natural gas utility industries.
Candidates should submit a cover letter including salary expectations and resume via email only to IAMU’s Executive Director, Troy DeJoode at IAMUEnergy@iamu.org.
Regional Safety Coordinator SEISG, SGEI, & SGCIS
The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is seeking qualified applicants for three open positions of Regional Safety Coordinator for various sections of the state.
Please submit cover letter, resume and references to:
(Add to email subject line and cover letter the acronym of which position you are applying for)
Dawn Hyler, Director of Finance
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
1735 NE 70th Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-9353
IAMU is offering a 2-hour New Chopper Pump Technologies & Collection Systems 101 Webinar for our utility members on July 7th.
Presented by Chad Sparks from Electric Pump and Shane Jacobson from CIT Sewer Solutions.
2 CEU hours available for wastewater.
Click here for more details and to register.
Only registered participants will receive the webinar link.
The CDC has a new Water and Wastewater Worker COVID-19 website.
Click here to go to the new website.