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Operators Corner

2024 Award Nominations

Know someone who excels at their job? Or who goes above and beyond? Help them get the recognition they deserve by nominating them for an award! Click here for the award categories.

Award recipients will be recognized at the annual conference in Deadwood, September 11-13, 2024. 

SD AWWA 2023 Awards

Congratulations to the following SD AWWA Award Winners: ​

     Fuller Award Winner | Brian Hoellein

     SDAWWA Scholarship Winner | Annika Schooler, Samantha Peppel 

     Courageous Service Award | Mike Day

     Best of the Best Water Taste Test | Lewis & Clark RWS

ACE22 Water Taste Test

Congratulations to Sioux Falls for taking third place in the water taste test at ACE22! Chris Myers and Ted Lewis accepted the trophy. 

Have a training topic idea or need more information about an upcoming training? 

CONTACT: T&E Chair or
Young Professionals News:

We are looking for more members! You could help develop an event for the next seminar! Contact us and thanks for visiting the YP Section!

SDAWWA YP meets quarterly.  Want to get involved in YP events and planning?


National AWWA YP site!


YP Articles from AWWA National

FREE! Self-Paced eLearning Modules:

Free self-paced electronic courses are being offered to South Dakota operators and communities as part of a grant AWWA received in conjunction with RCAP and EFCN.

Check out to find out how to access the USDA Small Systems Trainings, Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Trainings, and Additional Free Small Systems Trainings! 

Operators Study Materials:

2014 Water and Waste Water Rate Survey Book

Avoiding Rate Shock: Making the Case for water rates 

AWWA Condition Assessment of Water Mains 

AWWA Disinfecting Water Mains

AWWA Disinfection of Water Storage Facilities 

AWWA Distribution System O and M Standard

AWWA Distribution Systems Operation and Management 

AWWA Hypochlorite's 

AWWA Math for Distribution System Operators 

AWWA Math for Water Treatment Operators 

AWWA Small Systems Field Guide

AWWA Small Systems Field Guide, Water and Waste Water 

AWWA Wastewater Operator Field Guide

AWWA Water Operator Field Guide

AWWA Water System Security: A field guide 

AWWA Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook

AWWA Water Workforce 

The Chlorine Revolution 

Communicating Water's Value: Talking Points, Tips & Strategies

Diagnosing Taste and Odor Problems Field Guide

Disinfecting Water Mains Standard 

Elixir A History of Water and Humankind 

Emergency Planning Water and Wastewater Utilities

Filter Evaluation Procedures for Granular Media, Second Edition

The Future of Water

Iron and Manganese Removal Handbook 2nd edition

Plain Talk about Drinking Water  

Principles of Water Rates, Fees and Charges, 6th Edition

Pump Selection and Troubleshooting Field Guide

PVC Pipe - Design and Installation, Second Edition

Rehabilitation of Water Mains 3rd Edition

Replacement and Flushing of Lead Service Lines

Standard Methods 22nd Edition

Wastewater Certification Operator Study Guide

Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Prep 

Water Audits and Loss Control Program

Water Basics for Decision Makers: Local Officials’ Guide to Water & Wastewater Systems 

The Water Dictionary 2nd edition

Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook Grade 3-4

Water Operator 6th Edition

Water Operator Certification Exam Prep

Water Operator Certification Study Guide, 6th Edition

Water Quality Complaint Investigators Guide

Water Wells AWWA STD

WSO Water Treatment, Grade 2 



Emergency Preparedness and Response for Water Utilities  -DVD

Nitrification in the Distribution System - DVD

Safety First: Pipe & Street Saws - DVD

Safety First: Trenching & Excavation - DVD


Email SDAWWA to reserve your copy!

Interested in online eLearning Courses? Check out what's available through AWWA by clicking here!

Do your organization's Wastewater Professionals also need FREE literature?


SD WEA is providing literature and training manuals free of charge to wastewater treatment facilities.


Available literature incudes:

Activated Sludge Process Control Training Manual

Biological Nutrient Removal Operation In WWTPs

Pump Handbook

Solids Handling Training Manual

Wastewater Disinfection Training Manual

Many others!


For more information contact Mike Johnson at 605-977-7778 or by email at

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