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Newsletter #17 for March 22, 2011

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Will we see you at WaterCon '11?

We know a lot of our local Illinois friends read SmallWaterSupply.org! This week our team is headed to WaterCon '11, the annual conference for the Illinois Section of AWWA. If you'll be there, let us know so we can look out for you and say howdy!

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Weekly Reading for March 22, 2011

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

1. Need more time for loan repayment? - Ohio Rep. Latta believes so and has introduced legislation to help small communities fund wastewater projects.
2. Considering a meter switch or meters for the first time? - This tool helps you calculate potential revenue from using a meter that better captures low flows.
3. What is worse than a nuclear disaster? - This article suggests that dam failure may have worse consequences (in terms of dollars and human lives) than nuclear disasters.
4. Do you need to better manage stormwater? - This video provides an overview of WERF's SELECT spreadsheet model for simply evaluating stormwater controls scenarios.
5. Is water quantity still a big issue in the West? - You bethca. Read about water woes in Colorado and how it affects the local economy.
6. Are you prepared for the new healthcare laws? - This $45 webinar from NRWA offers all that utility owners/managers need to know about covering their employees.
7. Need a handy SDWA reference? - This chart from engineering firm HDR provides a comprehensive rundown of every contaminant, it's MCL, health effects and basic monitoring requirements. You can fill out a form and they will mail you a copy!

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