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Newsletter #75 for May 1, 2012

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Help a SmallWaterSupply.org Reader!

We received an excellent question from a reader and we think you might have the answer. Can you help?

"Is there a supplier or discount price source or marketplace like eBay, for water system parts?"

We will post any responses in our next newsletter!

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The History of Sanitary Sewers

We found this website very fascinating and thought you might as well! Curated by a historian in Arizona, sewerhistory.org seeks to document the development of sanitation from ancient times to the modern world.

"The purpose of this website is to house this dynamic collection of materials about the evolutionary development of sewers over the past 5500 years, and to provide a location for the sharing and distribution of information to others."

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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 is the first of an 8-part series featuring four generations of water and wastewater operations professionals as they share their perspectives, insights and wisdom about careers in water.

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Working with Water

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Weekly Reading for May 1, 2012

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

Take Care of Pumps and They'll Take Care of You - This downloadable white paper will help you keep your pumps in good condition.
Distribution System Gets a Boost - This downloadable white paper offers a solution for maintaining chlorine residual down the line in your system.

Editor's Note: Inclusion of vendor-prepared white papers does not imply endorsement by SmallWaterSupply.org

Educating the public on stormwater runoff - Springfield, MO conducts awareness campaign with local community artists.
Creek Watch iPhone App Goes Social - New app promotes public involvement in water supply protection.
Private Water Companies Lobby For More Fracking - Watchdog groups concerned by support from the two of largest water companies of the controversial technique.

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Make the Internet Work for You

You are invited to a special event! Please mark your calendar for a webinar on Tuesday, May 15 at 2pm EDT. Think you have seen SmallWaterSupply.org? You probably haven't seen it like this!

In this webinar, SmallWaterSupply.org project manager Steve Wilson will show you how to use the website to help you get the most out of Internet resources. This will not be a simple tour of the site, but instead will share specific examples of how to use SmallWaterSupply.org to make your job a little easier.

Registration: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/418231278

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SmallWaterSupply.org Calendar

Upcoming Free Webinars Tomorrow

May 2 - WEF: Wastewater as a Resource
This webinar will provide an overview of nutrient recovery and discuss the drivers for implementing nutrient recovery and what a nutrient recovery system entails.

May 2 - Florida Section AWWA: Mycobacteria
This webinar is part of a series of lunchtime learning events on "water bugs". 

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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SmallWaterSupply.org's Blog

Recently on SmallWaterSupply.org

WIFIA, SRF, and Small Systems
WIFIA looks to be a promising approach to reducing infrastructure costs, but could have some unintended consequences.
Free Wall Chart for Drinking Water Operators
Download or order this large wall poster, a handy reference for drinking water operators.
The Case for Being an Early Adopter
We've created a special place on the web for water and wastewater operators.

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About SmallWaterSupply.org

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