ORWA Annual Conference

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Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center

Wednesday, April 19

Time Event Location
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Vendor Booth Setup Salon Ballroom
10:00 AM ORWAAG Annual Business Meeting Madrid II-III
12:00- 1:30 PM Delegate Lunch Madrid I
1:30 PM ORWA Annual Business Meeting Madrid II-III
3:00 PM Water Taste Test Preliminary Madrid I
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Vendor Social Salon Ballroom

Thursday, April 20

Time Event Location
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Vendor Hall Salon Ballroom
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast Salon Ballroom
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome & Alliance Announcement
Sec. Ken McQueen – Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment
Seville Ballroom
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
Michael Bowling – Crowe and Dunlevy
Professionalism in the Workplace
Seville Ballroom
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Adria Berry – Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
The Wild West of Weed? A Regulator’s Perspective
Seville Ballroom
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Tonya White – Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Funding through OWRB
Seville Ballroom
11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
Vendor Lunch / Training Demo / Water Taste Test Finals
Candy Thompson – P.E. Department of Environmental Quality
Lead Service Line Inventory Training
Travis Archer – P.E. Parkhill
PFAS: The Next Frontier
Salon Ballroom
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Pat Credeur – Louisiana Rural Water Association
Emergency Response: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Seville Ballroom
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Al Wayne – A.J. Wayne and Associates
Cyber Security and You
Seville Ballroom
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Samantha McPheter – Elynx Technologies
SCADA Does NOT Have to be Complicated or Expensive
5:30 PM Awards Dinner Reception Madrid Ballroom
6:30 PM Awards Dinner Madrid Ballroom
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Paul Bogart Concert 🎶🏟👩‍🎤👨‍🎤🎇🎤🎸🎛💃🕺🎵 Seville Ballroom

Friday, April 21

Time Event Location
7:15 AM – 12:00 PM Registration
7:15 AM – 12:00 PM Vendor Hall Salon Ballroom
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet Salon Ballroom
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Billy Hix / Water120 – Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Lead Service Line Inventories Pilot Project
Seville I (Track 1)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Sandra Stevenson – ORWA
Apprenticeship: Building Professional Careers
Seville II (Track 2)
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Craig Hannah – Johnson Controls
Best Practices for Large Water Meter Management
Seville I (Track 1)
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Stacy Williams – CompSource Mutual
Elements of an Effective Safety Program
Seville II (Track 2)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Dr. Vora – Oklahoma State University / Jeff Jones – ORWA
Water Energy Efficiency & Water Meter Testing
Seville I (Track 1)
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Lindsay Roland – ORWA
Rural Infrastructure Investment for the Sustainability and Resilience of Rural Oklahoma
Seville II (Track 2)
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Cason LeBlanc – Cherokee Nation / Eric Trerotola – Asterra
Satellite Based Leak Detection – High Performance, High Value, and Low Impact: A Case Study for the Cherokee Nation
Seville I (Track 1)
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Richey Kirkpatrick – ORWA
Basic Safety for Small Water and Wastewater Systems
Seville II (Track 2)
12:00 PM
Vendor Booth Breakdown
Salon Ballroom

Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center

Booking Code:
  • Attendees: ORW
  • Government: GVT
Conf Dates: April 19-21, 2023
Address: 6808 S 107th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133
Reservations: (918) 307-2600

System / Attendee

The 53rd Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Rural Water Association is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s conference promises to be an event like no other, offering attendees the chance to network with industry professionals, witness the judging of the highly-anticipated Water Taste Test Finals, and discover the latest product and service innovations.

In addition to the exciting educational sessions, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the Vendor Social, Vendor Luncheon, and Awards Dinner. These events will provide a great opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, make new contacts, and enjoy delicious food in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

And, to make things even more fun, we will be holding big prize drawings at the end of the conference.  This is your chance to walk away with amazing prizes, so don’t miss out!

So, whether you’re a water industry professional looking to enhance your skills or simply interested in discovering the latest advancements in the field, this 53rd Annual Conference is the perfect event for you. Register now to join us and take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

Registration Types

Spouse / Guest
Vendor Social
Vendor Lunch
Awards Dinner
Before Mar 24
After Mar 24

12 hours of DEQ Approved Operator renewal training & board member training will be offered at this event.

  • April 20 – Up to 8 hours of training available 
  • April 21 – Up to 4 hours of training available

The ORWA intends to find out who has the best-tasting water in the state. We’ve heard many boasts – now it’s time to see. The winning system will receive one free full registration to next year’s Annual Conference as well as an entry in the National Rural Water Association’s Great American Water Taste Test in Washington D.C., in 2024. This contest is only open to current ORWA members.

More Information

If you register by March 24, 2023 you will receive:

  • $50 Off Full or Partial Registration
  • $25 Off Guests or Spouse

Associate / Vendor

The Oklahoma Rural Water Association invites you to participate in the ORWA 53rd Annual Conference, a unique opportunity to showcase your products and services to a captive audience. We are dedicated to making this year’s conference a success, and we have taken steps to improve the experience for our valued associates.

This year, we are excited to announce the Vendor Luncheon will be held in the exhibit hall, providing increased exposure for your products and services. In addition, attendees will have longer breaks, allowing them ample time to visit your booths.

We are confident that this year’s conference will exceed your expectations. We have planned bigger drawing prizes, as well as the highly-anticipated Water Taste Test Finals, to create an engaging and memorable experience for everyone.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with potential customers and grow your business. We look forward to seeing you at the ORWA 53rd Annual Conference!

Until Mar 24
After Mar 24
Booth Fee
Additonal Booth
Additional Rep
Extra Table
Booth Includes:
  • 2 Reps
  • 8×8 Area Booth Space
  • 6′ Skirted Table
  • 2 Chairs
  • Pipe & Drape
  • Company Sign
  • Electricity (optional)
Additional Booth Includes:
  • 1 Additional Booth
  • 1 Additional Rep
  • Additional Reps (optional)
  • Electricity (optional)
Rep Package Includes:
  • Refreshments
  • Drawings
  • Vendor Social
  • Breakfast
  • Vendor Lunch (optional)
  • Awards Dinner (optional)

If you register by March 24 you will receive:

  • $100 off Booth Registration Fee
  • $100 off cost of an Additional Booth
  • $50 off Additional Booth Reps
Be an exclusive sponsor of our meals and breaks. Become a Sponsor

"Delegate & Director Nomination Info"

Notice of Annual Meeting & Change to Bylaws
Notice of Annual Meeting & Change to Bylaws
Download Bylaws Below

5.1 Board Authority

The Board shall have all powers and authority which may be granted to a Board of a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of Oklahoma, within the purpose set forth in Section 1.2.

5.2 Board Composition

The Board shall consist of sixteen (16) Directors. The ORWA shall prioritize and strive to have four (4) Directors each of the following four (4) Regions:

a. Region 1. That part of Oklahoma located north of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 35.

b. Region 2. That part of Oklahoma located north of Interstate 40 and east of Interstate 35.

c. Region 3. That part of Oklahoma located south of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 35.

d. Region 4. That part of Oklahoma located south of Interstate 40 and east of Interstate 35.

The Board will report to the Membership if a Director has been removed from one of the four (4) Regions and the Governance Committee will seek nominations for such position with ninety (90) days of the vacancy.

Furthermore, the following conditions must be met when determine nominations and a slate for Directors:

a. A Director must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;

b. Only one (1) member of any one (1) family related by blood or marriage;

c. Only one (1) member residing within a household; and,

d. Only one (1) owner or investor of any one (1) member system may be a Director at any given point in time.

e. Furthermore, an employee of the ORWA may not serve as an Officer or Director of the Board of the ORWA.

Delegate & Director Nomination Forms

Download Forms Below

"Delegate Official Notice"

"Call for Abstracts"

The Oklahoma Rural Water Association has opened a call for abstracts for the 2023 Annual Technical Conference, to be held April 19-21, 2023 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

ORWA is inviting experienced professionals and leaders in the water and wastewater industry to present to our audience of system operators, managers, and governing officials. Our spring conference is a great opportunity to discuss current issues and topics, showcase new technology, and connect with water and wastewater professionals from around the state. This event will host 14 sessions along with a vendor exhibit hall and plenty of opportunities for networking.

To be considered for a spot on the agenda, please send your abstract to dhall@orwa.org or bbowman@orwa.org no later than 5pm CST on March 3, 2023.

  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Board Leadership
  • Codes, Policies, Rates, and Fees
  • Drought Management
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Employment Law
  • Lead Service Line Inventory
  • Legalities of Water and Wastewater
  • System Operations
  • Legislative Updates
  • Regulatory Outlook
  • Social Media Management
  • Sustainability and Resilience
  • System Efficiency
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Tribal Water / Wastewater Issues
  • Utility Management
  • Water / Energy Nexus
  • Water Reuse
  • Workforce Development

Save the date for the 53rd Annual Conference
April 19-21, 2023 in Tulsa, OK

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Rural Water Association!

Additional information will become available in the coming months.

17th Annual Drinking Water Taste Contest

The Oklahoma Rural Water Association intends to find out who has the best-tasting water in the state. We’ve heard many boasts – now it’s time to see. The winning system will receive one free full registration to next year’s Annual Conference as well as an entry in the National Rural Water Association’s Great American Water Taste Test in Washington D.C., in 2024. This contest is only open to current ORWA members.
Call Embassy Suites direct at (405) 364-8040 to reserve your room.

2020 Registered Exhibitors

A Y McDonald
American AVK Company
Automatic Engineering
Badger Meter
Bertrem Products Inc
Brad Greer & Associates
Cardinal Engineering
Core & Main LP
Dave Allert Company
Denali Water Solutions LLC
DWF Plastics Inc
Duke’s Root Control Inc
Edwards Equipment LLC

EI2 Environmental Improvements Inc
Ferguson Waterworks
Hawkins Water Treatment
Haynes Equipment Company
IMR Lagoon Systems / BICI Chemicals
Indian Health Service
Induron Protective Coatings
Infrastructure Solutions Group LLC
John Vance Fleet Services
Maguire Iron Inc
Master Meter Inc
Micro-Comm Inc
OCV Fluid Solutions
Oklahoma DEQ
OK Water LLC
ORWA Public Relations

OWRB-Financial Assistance Division
P & K Equipment
Pioneer Supply LLC
Pumps of Oklahoma
Red Flint Sand and Gravel
Rural Water Impact / Municipal Impact
Schuermann Enterprises Inc
Thornton Musso and Bellemin Inc
US Cellular
US Underwater Services
USDA – Rural Development
Utility Technology Services
Water Tech

Associate Members: Is your name on the list for 2020? It should be! Don’t let the competition steal your customers – Get Registered!

Conference Agenda

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