Saturday, September 19, 2020

KRWA Continues to Provide Services During COVID-19 Pandemic . . .

Kansas Rural Water Association is continuing to provide services to water and wastewater utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

KRWA began onsite training sessions on June 16. Check KRWA's training schedule at Most sessions fill very early.  KRWA is requesting early registration in order to ensure room set up to allow for social distancing. KRWA also provides masks for those attending.

If any water or wastewater system is in need of help, just send an email to or call the office at 785.336.3760 or contact a staff member directly. Find their contact information under "About" on this page.

  • March 24 - 26, Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS

    Registration Fee: only $170
    After March 15: $195

    "Making Every Drop Count" is the theme of the 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition for water and wastewater systems sponsored by KRWA. Whether it's "drops" or "people" — everyone needs to count. This conference program offers a wide range of training sessions and special guest speakers to everyone to become more informed in order to make a positive impact on their local utilities. The KRWA conference provides more than 80 expert presenters. This conference also features the largest assembly of vendors in the Mid-West as they will be showcasing materials and services in the 365 exhibit spaces. Combining the outstanding technical program with great food, hospitality and professional entertainment makes the KRWA conference a must "go-to" event. Register early and save $25. This conference is an investment you should not miss.

    Who should attend?

    Everyone is welcome — city council members, mayors, operators, clerks, managers, bookkeepers, RWD board members, administrators, industry and government officials, sanitarians and plumbers! In 2019, registrants totaled 2,265 from 317 cities and 202 rural water and public wholesale systems.

    7:00 a.m. 5K-KRWA run/walk
    7:30 a.m. Registration Opens – Connecting Lobby, Century II, Hospitality – beverages, rolls and more

    EXPO Hall is no longer Wireless
    Century II Convention Center now requires users to purchase Internet access. Internet access is available for purchase by opening a web browser and selecting a plan. Or use your cell phone data plan.

    8:30 a.m. Spring Golf Tourney – Rolling Hills Golf Club (pay $75, see registration form)
    9:00 a.m. Attorneys’ Forum (for attorneys only)
    9:30 a.m. City Clerks’Forum and RWD Office Forum preconference sessions begin
    10:00 a.m. Engineers’ Forum and other preconference sessions begin
    Noon: Lunch, purchase meals on registration form
    1:00 p.m. Preconference sessions reconvene 
    4:00 p.m. EXPO Hall opens – 365 booths
    6:30 p.m. Opening Nite – “Meet & Greet!” – barbecue, social, games, $10,000 in prizes; purchase ticket for $15

    7:30 a.m. Registration Opens – Connecting Lobby, Century II, Hospitality – beverages, rolls and fruit 
    8:30 a.m. Opening Session – Concert Hall; Keynote: “Festus, The CODE of the Old West"
    10:00 a.m. EXPO Hall Opens AFTER Opening Session ends
    10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
    Noon: Luncheon – Century II, Special Guest: Patty Clark, Deputy Secretary, Kansas Dept. of Commerce
    1:30 p.m. Spouse Program – "Make & Take Hands-On Cookie Workshop" No additional charge but spouses need to mark their registration form.
    1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 
    2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
    4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
    5:00 p.m. Social in EXPO Hall
    6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet, Awards Presentations, Entertainment: The musical comedy –Dolly Parton: Here You Come Again!


    7:30 a.m.- EXPO Hall opens – pancakes & more by Chris Cakes in EXPO Hall – breakfast closes at 9:00 a.m.  
    8:00 a.m. Annual Meeting of KRWA Membership, Room 209A 
    9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
    10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
    Noon: Luncheon – Century II, Special Guest: Tom Stiles, Director, Bureau of Water, KDHE
    1:30 p.m. Certification Exam, Water & Wastewater Small Systems, Classes I - IV, Hyatt Ballroom E

  • Rooms have been blocked at the following hotels. Make sure you request the KRWA block. Rooms fill fast. Taxes are in addition to stated rates. KRWA has confirmed blocks at the following hotels. Links to hotel Web sites, where available, are in blue. KRWA suggests that you call the hotel and request the KRWA block to make your room reservations.

    Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, Ph. 316/239-7100; comp shuttle to Century II. $162 flat

    Best Western Plus Eastgate Inn & Suites, 8300 E. Kellogg; Ph. 316/682-3000. Free breakfast; new hotel in 2009; Use Group ID 2Y9BN7Y6; Single or Double $79

    Best Western Governors Inn & Suites, 4742 S. Emporia, Ph. 866/522-0775 or 316/522-0775; comp. Deluxe hot breakfast; Fully renovated in 2015; $79.99 Flat

    Best Western Plus West Wichita Airport, (Formerly Hampton Inn) 3800 W. Kellogg; Ph. 316/945-4100; comp. airport shuttle and deluxe hot breakfast bar; $90 flat.

    Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites, 915 E. 53rd St. North; Ph. 316/832-9387; Hot Breakfast Buffet; $82.99 Flat

    Clarion Hotel, (Formerly LaQuinta) 5500 W. Kellogg; Ph. 316/943-2181; complimentary deluxe continental breakfast; newly renovated; $85 flat

    Courtyard by Marriott (in OldTown), 820 E. 2nd Street North; Ph. 866-522-8909; $149 Flat

    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, 400 W. Douglas; Ph. 316/262-5000; Newly renovated; Free hot comp. breakfast; free 5:30 Kickback; Use group #2280438; $8.00 daily parking fee; Single or Double $167. SOLD OUT. Call to be placed on wait list.

    Fairfield Inn Suites by Marriott, Wichita Downtown, 525 S. Main. New in 2011. Comp. shuttle to Century II; expanded comp. breakfast. Ph. 316-201-1400; $142 King or Queen

    Holiday Inn Select, 549 S. Rock Road; Ph. 888/558-5113 or 316/686-7131, for king or double, (one to four persons); $95 flat

    Hotel at Old Town, 830 E. First, complimentary parking garage; complimentary hot buffet breakfast; Ph. 877/265-3869; $145 Queen; $145 King

    Hotel at Waterwalk, 711 S. Main St., Downtown Wichita; Ph. 316/263-1061, within walking distance of the Event Center; Complimentary Cook-to-Order Breakfast and Shuttle; $121.99 Kings; $131.99 Doubles and One Bedrooms; $161.99 Lot Suites

    Hyatt Regency, attached to Century II, complimentary parking garage; Ph. 316/293-1234; $165 single; $165 double. SOLD OUT. Sold out on April 15, 2019, however contact hotel to be placed on call list.

    LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 6335 W. Kellogg Dr.; Ph. 316/943-2373; complimentary hot breakfast; $85 flat

    Red Roof Inn & Conference Center, 6815 W. Kellogg; Ph. 316/942-5600. Free breakfast; comp shuttle to Century II. $70.99 flat

    Wyndham Garden Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn), 221 E. Kellogg; within walking distance to Century II, comp. breakfast; Ph. 316/269-2090; $99 Single or Double

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