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Newsletter #77 for May 15, 2012

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The webinar is today. Still time to join us!

You are invited to a special event! Please mark your calendar for a webinar on Tuesday, May 15 at 2pm EDT. Think you have seen SmallWaterSupply.org? You probably haven't seen it like this!

In Make the Internet Work for You, SmallWaterSupply.org project manager Steve Wilson will show you how to use the website to help you get the most out of Internet resources. This will not be a simple tour of the site, but instead will share specific examples of how to use SmallWaterSupply.org to make your job a little easier.

Registration: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/418231278

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Informing the Public in an Emergency

A new EPA document helps water and wastewater professionals prepare for communication during and after an emergency situation. The report identifies the most important elements the public wants and needs to know and highlights some of the common challenges in managing public perception.
* Download the Report (PDF)

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Video of the Week

In each week's newsletter, we're highlight an excellent video worth watching. That video is also be featured on our home page during the week. Visit our archive for past features.

This week's featured video from the Rural Water Association of Utah demonstrates how to disassemble, clean and reassemble a pump control valve as part of troubleshooting or preventive maintenance.

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Pump Control Valve Maintenance

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Weekly Reading for May 15, 2012

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

Infrastructure 2012: Spotlight on Leadership - A new report from the Urban Land Institute highlights innovative solutions at state, regional and local levels.
EPA to Work with Drinking Water Systems to Monitor Unregulated Contaminants - The EPA will fund small drinking water system costs for laboratory analyses, shipping, and quality control.
MRWA Rolls Out Third Phone App - New app from rural water association calculates the amount of chlorine needed to disinfect a well. It is available for the iPhone OS and Android.
Quiz: Calculate Volume Through a Pipe - Test your knowledge with this practice problem from the Kentucky DEP operator certification program.

We were there...

MRWA Equipment Rodeo Proves a Success - Recent conference challenged the best operators in Missouri in their backhoe and mini excavator skills.

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SmallWaterSupply.org Calendar

Upcoming Free Webinars

May 15 - RCAC: Consumer Confidence Reports
This webinar will help you complete your CCR by learning what information must be included, what water quality monitoring results to include, and design and communication methods.

May 16 - WEF: Fundamentals of Membrane Bioreactors Part 2
This webinar will present methodology and considerations for completing an MBR process design. All significant components in an MBR flow sheet will be covered including pretreatment, biological treatment, membrane separation, post-treatment and residuals.

May 17 - EPA: Innovative Energy Conservation Measures at Wastewater Treatment Facilities
The first part of this webinar will focus on energy conservation and self-sufficiency. The second part of the webcast will focus on the successful implementation of the various measures and energy recovery at the Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wisconsin.

Want to find additional training opportunities for operators, including events in your area? Search the SmallWaterSupply.org Calendar for more online and in-person events.

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About SmallWaterSupply.org

SmallWaterSupply.org is a free service, grant-funded to support small community water and wastewater operators with comprehensive resources and information in one easy-to-use place. We also serve the 800+ training, primacy, and technical service organizations, by helping operators get to their information. We aren't buying, selling, or advertising anything. You can call us at 1-866-522-2681 if you need assistance.

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