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Newsletter #72 for April 10, 2012

Managing Inflow & Infiltration at Wastewater Plants

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The Kentucky DEP blog Operation Matters posted a very helpful introduction to the problem of inflow and infiltration (I&I) in wastewater treatment and collection systems. Included in the article are simple steps to get started assessing your system for problems.

The SmallWaterSupply.org document database can assist you in further reading on the subject. Here are a couple of examples from the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association that we have indexed:

1. Reducing I&I Through Inspection & Rehabilitation
2. Manhole Infiltration/Inflow - Proper Maintenance to Save on Your CIP

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Drinking Water Week is Next Month

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Do you have a plan to celebrate Drinking Water Week in your community or with your organization? Now is the time to make plans!

Fortunately, the AWWA has some excellent resources to help you prepare for the May 6-12 event. From ways to connect children with water to public service announcements, this library is ready to support your efforts!

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Video of the Week

In each week's newsletter, we're 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 explains how safe drinking water gets to the tap, in easy to understand language. This is one example in a series of videos American Water developed to educate the public on water.

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The Water Treatment Process

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Weekly Reading for April 10, 2012

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

Poor sewage systems in rural California raises health concerns - Rural areas in Southern California are lacking adequate sewage systems and clean drinking water.
Photo Slideshow: America’s Water Infrastructure Shows Its Age - Enjoy images from over 100 years of water infrastructure in the United States.
Water groups urge no cuts to SRFs - Major industry organizations ban together to urge Congress to maintain funding for the state revolving funds.
"Crapper scrapper" bandit busted - Thief targeted water supply plumbing of local businesses in Colorado.
Arizona Senators Meet With Navajo Nation Leaders - Proposed settlement would allocate $US 199 million to supply groundwater to the Navajo and Hopi reservations.

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Upcoming Free Webinars

April 17 - RCAC: Energy Management
This webinar will give water systems large and small the information and resources they need to get started down the path toward increased efficiency and decreased costs.

April 18 - RCAC: Water Conservation
This webinar will cover the basic elements of water conservation planning and implementation.

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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