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38th Annual  Conference & Exhibition

Plans are underway for Kentucky Rural Water Association’s 38th Annual Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for August 28 through August 30, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Lexington Convention Center. We are anticipating another great Annual Conference but we need YOU to make it happen!

Highlights include:

Conference Agenda

Up to a total of 12 hours of continuing education credit for operators and water district commissioners can be earned—6 hours on Monday, 3 hours on Tuesday afternoon, and 3 hours on Wednesday morning (pending approval by the Division of Compliance Assistance, Operator Certification Section and the Public Service Commission).  See Agenda At a Glance for further details.

Best Tasting Water Contest

KRWA is looking for the best tasting water in the state!   Water check-in will be available beginning Monday at the registration desk. Samples must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday  in order to participate in the contest. Water samples will be stored until the time of judging during the Member Appreciation Reception and WaterPac Raffle on Tuesday evening.

KRWA will once again partner with the Division of Compliance Assistance, Certification and Licensing Branch to offer two courses/exams for Distribution Certification and Wastewater Treatment Certification during our conference. NOTE: Registration for these courses/exams registers the applicant as a partial registration for Annual Conference activities. Applicants for the classes SHOULD NOT complete KRWA’s conference registration form—you must register through the Certification and Licensing Branch. Applicants must be approved in advance for testing and will be notified in writing by the Certification and Licensing Branch of their acceptance into the course/exam sessions. Registration procedures for these courses and exams are outlined on the Division of Compliance Assistance website. Certification applications and registration forms are available by contacting the Certification and Licensing Branch at (502) 564-0323, or online.

The KRWA Golf Scramble on Monday at Kearney Hill Golf Link. (limited to the first 128 golfers).

The President’s Reception on Monday evening to celebrate the opening of the Exhibit Hall complete with refreshments and CASH DRAWINGS!

Tuesday begins at 7:30 a.m. with the Kick-Off Breakfast followed by a full day of activities that include the Annual Business Meeting, Exhibitors’ Luncheon, more Cash Drawings, and the Concurrent Sessions.  The concurrent sessions will offer a variety of topics from which attendees may choose. The day will conclude with the Member Appreciation Reception, Best Tasting Water Contest and WaterPac Raffle.

Grab some coffee to accompany your continental breakfast before heading into the General Session on Wednesday morning.

Conference activities will conclude on Wednesday with the KRWA Awards Luncheon and valuable door prize giveaways.

Join us as we explore the tools of our industry. The information you gain from the top-notch instructional sessions, exhibit hall displays, and outstanding speakers will assist you in planning for success in the future. And, if you add in the great food, fun, and fellowship, there are even more reasons you won’t want to miss this conference!   If you have any questions, please contact the KRWA office at 270.843.2291.

Register soon to take advantage of the Early Bird Savings!

Hope to see you in Lexington!

Hotel Room Reservation


Hyatt Regency Hotel
401 West High Street

Annual Conference Registration Information

  • Registration
  • Magazine
  • Downloads
  • Sponsorship
  • Exhibit Layout
  • Online Attendee Registration
  • Online Exhibitor Registration
Download and print off this year’s Conference Magazine
Preview our Exhibit Hall Layout and select your space when you register.  Our Corporate Partners and special Conference Sponsors will have access to pre-selected booths in prime locations. Act fast to secure your space!