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Newsletter #40 for August 30, 2011

SmallWaterSupply.org Newsletter Reaches Milestone

We're excited to report that more than 400 of you are reading our newsletter each week. We value each new reader and love that so many operators and industry colleagues are joining together to help small systems be more sustainable. If you find SmallWaterSupply.org useful, make sure you recommend the site to your friends and associates, so we can continue to grow and provide the community with up-to-date information and resources. Tell them that subscribing to the newsletter is the best way to keep in touch and show support of what we do.

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Recently on our Blog...

Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) Webinar Series - Free online training on simple asset management software to be held in September.
Stuff We Love: Infrastructure Guidance for Local Officials - To get more done in your community, recommend this valuable resource to your local official.
Why Are Source Water Protection Plans Important? - Strategies for management of common water use and water pollution problems.

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Weekly Reading for August 30, 2011

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

1. Tribes vulnerable to effects of climate change - A new study shows tribes lack the necessary resources to combat severe weather effects on their land due to insufficient technical or financial means.
2. Thoughts from a trade show - Are trade shows still worth the time and expense? Join in the discussion on the value of face-to-face experiences and education.
3. Western Water Supply At Risk From Dual Impacts - Cities & farms from Wyoming to Southern California could face water shortages due to oil shale development in the Colorado River Basin and a warming climate.

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Attention: Northeastern Illinois Water Supplies, Residents & Businesses

Deep bedrock aquifers underlie all of northeastern Illinois have served as a reliable source of water to numerous communities for over 150 years. However, recharge to the deep aquifers is very slow and a history of high pumpage has caused water levels to fall in many deep wells. Our ability to sustainably manage these resources is directly related to how well we understand them. To that end, the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is coordinating a large-scale water level measurement exercise on October 16, 2011, and needs your help. Deep well owners/operators can expect a letter or e-mail from the ISWS containing measurement protocols, and residents and businesses whose community relies on deep aquifer water are urged their local elected officials to take part.

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