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Newsletter #48 for October 25, 2011

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Recently on our Blog...

New Initiatives To Improve Tribal Water Infrastructure - Two new federal projects will help support infrastructure development on tribal lands.
How to Help People Value Water & Water Operators - We share one idea for improving the public's value of water, one person at a time.
Stuff We Love: AWWA's Communities of Interest - AWWA has a new way to help industry professionals access the latest, most relevant news and information.

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The Value of Water

This interesting white paper from American Water shares relevant statistics on how Americans value their water (or rather, don't) and the consequences for infrastructure investment.

"Water utilities, for their part, must continue to communicate the value message to their customers in order to pave the way to rate structures that reflect the true cost of water treatment and delivery. Full-cost pricing will not only help water utilities continue to provide customers with safe and clean water but will have the added benefit of encouraging more conservative use, ensuring a sustainable supply for future generations."

Read more...

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Weekly Reading for October 25, 2011

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

1. The "Nitty Gritty" of Utility Management - Thanks to AWWA for pointing out this great example of a utility manager proactively communicating with the public about infrastructure.
2. The Ten Things You Should Know about pH and ORP - This is a helpful little fact sheet posted by Water Online, but please note we're not endorsing the vendor and downloading may automatically subscribe you to a mailing list.
3. Occupy Water Tower - Your water-related news of the weird or funny for the week.

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