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Newsletter #21 for April 19, 2011

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Are you ready for change?

Did you get started with succession planning?

Two weeks ago we declared it Succession Planning Week and offered several blog posts on the topic. Did you check out our planning template? We'd love to hear from anyone who got started or made just a small change because of these lessons.

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April 30: National Drug Take-Back Day

The second nationwide day to collect unwanted, expired, and unused drugs is coming up on April 30. Many local water organizations across the country are partnering with local police departments and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to host collection sites across the nation. To find a collection site near you, visit www.dea.gov.

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Weekly Reading for April 19, 2011

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

1. Challenges in how to pay for state water plan - Texans debate the value of taxing bottled water and other measures to help afford critical infrastructure projects.
2. Will your utility be prepared? - New Jersey internship program plans to help small systems make the transition from a retiring operator to his replacement.
3. Tribes Join Fight for an Oklahoma Lake’s Flow - A current battle between two tribes for water rights is woven into a long history in Oklahoma.
4. NACWA: Budget Deal Cuts Clean Water Funding - National Association of Clean Water Agencies expresses disappointment over deep cuts to US EPA's two key water infrastructure funds.

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