November 30, 2010 Volume 1, No. 2 Welcome friends - we're so glad you're here! In late August we sent out the first newsletter

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November 30, 2010 Volume 1, No. 2

IL - Rock Falls

Welcome friends - we're so glad you're here!

In late August we sent out the first newsletter - there are now almost twice as many of you receiving this second edition! Better yet, we're aiming to have news in your inbox every Tuesday.

Here at, we've hired a Communication & Outreach Coordinator to make sure we're talking to you on a regular basis. This newsletter is the best way we have of sharing the latest site updates as well provide news and additional resources that are timely and relevant to you!

The weekly newsletters will feature useful links from around the web as well as highlight what's new and interesting on the site. You'll be able to count on us to be your one-stop-shop for small water system resources.


Weekly Reading for November 30, 2010

Each week we'll provide a collection of our favorite links we know you'll love too!

1. Where to Learn about Lead: A curated selection of resources from AWWA
2. Can we save America's crumbling water systems?: A well-researched blog post on the infrastructure crisis
3. Free Climate Change Webinar: EPA presents a free web presentation on Dec. 2 to help water systems
4. Plants Meet Tougher Rules: Case study of a small community's successful upgrade
5. Americans Willing to Pay for Clean Water: An interesting survey conducted by ITT Corp.
6. Freezing Weather can mean Frozen Pipes: Great advice to share with customers
7. You Dump It, You Drink It: A reminder from EPA on the downstream effects of dumping oil
8. Repeat Your Message 7 Times: Sage marketing advice from Small Business Survival


List of 50 grant-writing tips

50 Tips for Writing Grant Proposals

There are a growing number of super-helpful documents in the database that are not 100% about the water business but are 110% relevant to what you do. We're always on the lookout for guides that can help you get more done in less time (and do it better)! This valuable list from the Southeastern Regional Small Public Water Systems Technical Assistance Center is one such example.


Link to the blog series

Recently on our Blog

We're so excited to have launched a new blog series, appearing every Monday on How to Run your Small Water Supply like a Business. So far, you can read our introduction to the series as well as why the business mindset is critical for small system operators. In coming weeks, we'll introduce you to many concepts and resources that can help small systems be more sustainable.


Visit our Facebook page

Find on Facebook

We're sharing information on Facebook you won't find on the main site - bonus links to interesting or useful articles - as well as talking directly with you! Make sure you "Like" us and then Suggest our page to your friends.


What You Need To Know About Us

We are here to support small community water and wastewater operators. We've found thousands of free online resources and created an easy way to sort through them quickly. We've also created a national events calendar that lists training, exams, conferences, and workshops for every state and national training provider that has that information on the internet. In developing such a comprehensive set of information and tools, we are also serving the 800+ training, primacy, and technical service organizations, by helping operators get to their information.

You can call us (866-522-2681) if you need assistance. We will find the right TA provider or expert to help you in your state. We will print large documents you find on our website and mail them to you for free. We are a free service, grant funded to support small community water and wastewater systems. We aren't buying, selling, or advertising anything.

Before Next Time......

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