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Newsletter #80 for June 6, 2012

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New Report Highlights Regional Collaborations

Sometimes it makes a lot of sense to partner with communities of a similar size as yours or even a much different size. A new report funded by the American Water Works Association, National Inventory of Regional Collaboration Among Water and Wastewater Utilities, includes examples of communities small and large participating in collaborative projects.

From joint purchasing programs to developing a regional water authority, the economic, environmental and social benefits are explored in this report as well as the lessons learned from the case study examples. It is worth a read if you are looking for innovative approaches to remain sustainable for the long term.

Download the Report (PDF)

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Small Talk: Outreach Tip of the Week

Stumped for newsletter blurbs or other simple content for the public? Share the answers for common questions you receive about water, like AWWA is doing here in their new Plain Talk Q&A series.

Each week, we're sharing a quick tip to help you educate the public and communicate more effectively with local decision makers and customers.

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Video of the Week

In each week's newsletter, we highlight an excellent video worth watching. That video is also be featured on our home page during the week. Visit our archive for past features.

This week's featured video highlights a tabletop emergency response planning exercise co-sponsored by USEPA and the Texas WARN program.

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Emergency Response Tabletop Exercise

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Weekly Reading for June 6, 2012

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

Navajo-Gallup pipeline groundbreaking set - Milestone reached in major project to bring clean drinking water to Navajo Nation.
Midwest cattle farmers complain of government "spying" - Some livestock producers in rural areas feel uncomfortable with USEPA aerial surveillance for Clean Water Act compliance.
Education on Inflow and Infiltration - Home improvement show raises concern about outdated practices that may overtax sewer systems.
World Bank Issues Energy Efficiency Primer - Report on energy efficiency for water and wastewater utilities in developing nations relevant to US audience.

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SmallWaterSupply.org Calendar

Upcoming Free Webinars

June 12 - USEPA: Overview of Planning for Sustainability
This webinar will provide an introduction for water and wastewater utilities about approaches for incorporating sustainability considerations into planning.

June 13 - RCAC: Board Basics: Rate Setting
This workshop will show board members, managers and operators how to establish fair rates based on a budget based on true costs.

Want to find additional training opportunities for operators, including events in your area? Search the SmallWaterSupply.org Calendar for more online and in-person events.

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