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Operators Corner

SD AWWA 2022 Awards

Congratulations to the following SD AWWA Award Winners: ​

     Fuller Award Winner | Jodi Johanson

     SDAWWA Scholarship Winner | Ella Bisgard

     Life Member | Anne Sandvig

     Silver Water Drop | Ray Erickson, Kristin Bisgard, Andrea Griese

     Best of the Best Water Taste Test | Sioux Falls

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. 

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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 <RECENTLY ADDED!

AWWA Condition Assessment of Water Mains <RECENTLY ADDED!

AWWA Disinfecting Water Mains

AWWA Disinfection of Water Storage Facilities <RECENTLY ADDED!

AWWA Distribution System O and M Standard

AWWA Distribution Systems Operation and Management <RECENTLY ADDED!

AWWA Hypochlorite's <RECENTLY ADDED!

AWWA Math for Distribution System Operators <RECENTLY ADDED!

AWWA Math for Water Treatment Operators <RECENTLY ADDED!

AWWA Small Systems Field Guide

AWWA Small Systems Field Guide, Water and Waste Water <RECENTLY ADDED!

AWWA Wastewater Operator Field Guide

AWWA Water Operator Field Guide

AWWA Water System Security: A field guide <RECENTLY ADDED!

AWWA Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook


The Chlorine Revolution <RECENTLY ADDED!

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

Diagnosing Taste and Odor Problems Field Guide

Disinfecting Water Mains Standard <RECENTLY ADDED!

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 <RECENTLY ADDED!

Water Audits and Loss Control Program

Water Basics for Decision Makers: Local Officials’ Guide to Water & Wastewater Systems <RECENTLY ADDED!

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 <RECENTLY ADDED!



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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