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Newsletter #18 for March 30, 2011

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Need Help Developing a Web Presence?

On our blog, we've talked about the value of Facebook pages and Google Place pages for helping customers find and connect with you, without the expense of owning a website. We know these topics might be new to you.

That's where we come in. If you're interested in having a Facebook page or claiming your Google Place page, contact us. We'll help you get it all set up - and for free!

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Asset Management 101 for Systems

USEPA is hosting a free webinar training on the basics of asset management April 13, 2011. Asset management involves managing infrastructure capital assets to minimize the total cost of owning and operating them, while delivering the service levels customer's desire. You can register for this webinar or check out their other upcoming webinars.

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Weekly Reading for March 30, 2011

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

1. Restoration of water service in Japan moving quickly - AWWA reports positive news for residents of Japan, at least on the drinking water front. Service has been restored to 1.34 million homes.
2. Aging and failing wastewater plants sending sewage into Sound - Connecticut communities struggle with combined sewer overflows and their impact on the Long Island Sound.
3. New Free, Hands-On Tool Supports Sustainable Living Choices - Web-based calculator helps people make better choices by measuring their nitrogen footprint.
4. Valuing Water: How Can Businesses Manage the Coming Scarcity? - If you're interested in business and the economy, you might find this report on the value of water as a commodity insightful.
5. Utilities urged to complete infrastructure needs survey - If you were one of the randomly selected small systems to receive the survey, we encourage you to complete it. It helps EPA request the proper amount of funding for the state revolving funds and other programs.

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