Idaho Environmental 
Health Association
E-News Bulletin - March 2012
In This Issue
2012 NGWA Ground Water Summit
IEHA 2012 Annual Education Conference
Certified Pool/Spa Inspector Training
EPA Grants to Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
IEHA Membership Renewals

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2012 NGWA Ground Water Summit: Innovate and Integrate

Garden Grove, California
May 6-10, 2012


Groundwater professionals are facing formidable challenges presented by factors ranging from increasing global population and multiple demands for water to changing climate and unsustainable use of groundwater supplies.


The focus of the 2012 NGWA Ground Water Summit - Innovate and Integrate: Succeeding as a Groundwater Professional in a Water-Short World - will help you prepare for, and thrive in, this environment.

More information.




NEHA Annual Education Conference and Exhibition



June 28-30th

San Diego, CA








More NEHA online




The Future of Environmental Health:

Welcome to the Next Generation


Earth in Hands


IEHA Annual Education Conference

March 14 & 15, 2012

Boise State University


Keynote Speaker:

 Mel Knight, President

National Enviromental Health Association  

Conference Agenda
Onsite Wastewater Assocation of Idaho afternoon sessions added on Weds. Exhibitor's Luncheon from noon to 1:00 pm added on Weds. too!

In-person registration Only. Online registration closed.


Idaho Environmental Health Association elections will take place at the Business Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Plan to attend and cast your vote! You must be a member to vote and your membership also earns you a discount on registration fees for the Annual Education Conference on March 14 and 15. 


Here's the list of nominees and offices up for election:
President-Elect- Patrick Guzzle
Secretary-Treasurer- Ken Keller
Area A representative - Nancy Becker
Area B representative- Brian Crawford or Tyler Fortunati
Area C representative - Scott Arnell



Certified Pool/Spa Inspector  Training Course Offered at Annual Education Conference on Thursday


The Certified Pool/Spa Inspector™ (CPI™) training course is designed to provide a standardized training program for health officials and pool operators on conducting pool and spa inspections.

The purpose of this training program is to assure a sanitary, healthy, and safe environment for the public when using swimming pools and spas. A copy of the Certified Pool/Spa Inspector™ Handbook is provided when you register for the course.


For those that are CPOŽ Certified, you may get an additional certification through the National Swimming Pool Foundation by completing the course successfully and paying a registration fee ($30 w/NSPF).


In this course you will learn:

  • The basis for the code requirements and why a violation is a public health hazard
  • How to perform an inspection of the pool and spa area
  • How to evaluate swimming pool operation and maintenance
  • How the circulation system and its components work
  • How to evaluate a facility for Pool & Spa Safety Act compliance
  • The uniqueness in spa inspections
  • About recreational water illnesses
  • Supervision and operator records
  • The uniqueness of aquatic play features
  • Basic swimming pool design standards and their impact on public health. 

    Visit the IEHA Annual Education Conference web page to learn more about other great sessions offered this year.

EPA to Fund Training and Technical Assistance for Small Systems


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will provide up to $15 million in funding for training and technical assistance to small drinking and wastewater systems, defined as systems that serve fewer than 10,000 people, and private well owners.

The funding will help provide water system staff with training and tools to enhance system operations and management practices, and supports EPA's continuing efforts to protect public health, restore watersheds and promote sustainability in small communities.

Applications must be received by EPA by April 9, 2012. EPA expects to award these cooperative agreements by summer, 2012. For more information, visit:



We'll send you important announcements and also renewal reminders by email so be sure to let us know if you change your email address. First, log in with your user name and password from the website home page. Then select "View Profile" and once on that page, you'll see a button to renew your membership. You can also update your profile for the member directory and select your privacy settings from the same screen. DO NOT use the Join Here/Member Application page if you are renewing an existing membership as that will start a second member record for you. Please renew your membership BEFORE registering for the Annual Education Conference.