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Newsletter #32 for July 5, 2011

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Reader Question: Billing Software

We had a reader contact us last week with this excellent question and we thought it would be great to put it out to our readers.

I am in search of a water meter billing system for a small 65 connection private water system.

Do you have any recommendations for a free or low cost option? Next week, we'll follow up with the responses!


Registration Open for H2O-XPO

Join 20,000 of your industry peer peers for NRWA's annual H2O-XPO, including over 100 hours of training plus exhibits and tours.

Hosting a training event? Make sure you add it to our calendar on SmallWaterSupply.org!


Weekly Reading for July 5, 2011

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

1. The Future of Water Treatment - Enjoy this radio program discussing workforce issues facing the water industry. Scroll down to locate "Morning Magazine" on Thursday, June 30.
2. Lexicon of Groundwater and Water Well Terms - The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has released an app (for iPhone, iPod, iPad etc.) that contains more than 1900 groundwater-related terms in an easy-to-search format.
3. Homeowners' wells tainted by banned insecticide - Decades after it was banned in the United States as a cancer risk, an insecticide called dieldrin has been discovered in 108 private wells in Central Florida, making the water unsafe to drink.
4. Water woes linger; conservation urged - Small Illinois community faces boil order as flooding damages town pumps and other equipment
5. Ruling changes politics of southern water dispute - Are the new water wars beginning as urban and rural communities spar over water rights?
6. Minot loses fight to keep floodwaters out of drinking water - ND community faces main breaks and boil order after extensive attempts to protect its water supply from flooding.
7. Bull Shoals CC looks to curbing water, sewer losses - After discovering more than 20% water loss, community moves forward in replacing meters that needed to be discarded anyway due to lead and copper content.
8. $7M water project to rehab Stuttgart pipes - Community receives USDA loan to replace 26.5 miles of underground drinking water infrastructure.


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