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Newsletter #47 for October 18, 2011

New Resource: Utility Information Pipeline

We get emails a lot from folks who want us to plug their products or services. You guys get enough of that. We generally reply that we're focused on connecting small system operators with free resources.

This past week we were contacted by a nice fellow named Gary Sanders. Yes, he is a consultant, but he's also working hard to serve the community through his blog: Utility Information Pipeline. While we will occasionally link up to his articles in our weekly reading section, we thought his content was so value-rich that we'd let you know about it personally.

A few helpful articles:
* Does your website work as hard as your employees?
* Are you still sending second notices?
* Are you following these meter reading best practices?

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Recently on our Blog...

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.
Ideas for Improving Operator Retention - When asked for their suggestions for how to better recognize and retain operators, NC operators came up with a pretty good list.

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Weekly Reading for October 18, 2011

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

1. Water Bureau Staff Get SOAKED - Portland's water utility conducts a staff training activity that can easily be scaled to small communities and across public entities.
2. Operator Volunteers Needed for Exam Development Activities - ABC is conducting a passing score study and is looking for operators to help out. The deadline to submit an application is October 28.
3. 10 Jobs Americans Can't Live Without - Water & wastewater operators are listed as #2!

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