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Newsletter #50 for November 8, 2011

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Assess Your Water System's Capacity

A new self-assessment tool from Washington's Department of Health is a great first step for a water supply wanting to get started down the path towards sustainability.

This tool was designed to help state officials better understand the specific challenges facing small community water systems in Washington, but the downloadable Word document worksheet can be used by any system to inventory technical, managerial and financial capacity attributes.

While water systems outside of Washington (and those in certain size categories) are not eligible to submit the assessment electronically and receive feedback, we would be more than happy to recommend resources to any system who completes the self-assessment.

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Surface Water Systems: EPA Releases New Guide to Regulations

The US EPA has developed a new "plain English" guide to its group of Surface Water Treatment Rules.

This guide presents an overview of the SWTRs requirements as well as attachments that provide a detailed description of the rule requirements for water systems according to system size and filtration status.

Download Surface Water Treatment Rules: What Do They Mean to You?

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