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Newsletter #71 for April 5, 2012

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Livestock and Protection of Drinking Water Sources
Are there animals in your source water protection zone. We've found resources to help educate your community.

Does Your State Offer You "Safe Harbor"?
Alabama is working to pass legislation that would protect water utilities from lawsuits when they are meeting all of the requirements of the SDWA.

Infrastructure: Small Systems Face the Biggest Challenges
These aren't new words for many in the industry, but a new report from AWWA offers perspective on the issue for small systems.


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 discusses source water protection, how water sources become contaminated and implications for the Ground Water Rule.


Source Considerations and Source Water Protection


Weekly Reading for April 3, 2012

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

All Hands on Deck - Involving operators in treatment plant design can result in easier maintenance and reduced costs.
Calculating Volume - A helpful math lesson from the Kentucky DEP.
More Free Phone Apps from Missouri Rural Water - Download an app for your Android phone or iPhone to help calculate water loss in your utility.
Should your utility have a Facebook page? - This blog post explains the practical reasons why a Facebook page could help your water or wastewater utility. It also mentions our offer to help you build one!
Senator targets water companies' rising rates - Sustainable infrastructure and politics can be like oil and water, unfortunately. Utilities are in a pickle.
Study Finds Majority Of Canadians Believe Their Local Water Infrastructure Is Good Enough For Now - Undervaluing water is not just a problem here in the United States.
Water Conservation Connection - This is a great example of how one water and sewer utility is using email newsletters to communicate with customers.

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April 17 - RCAC: Energy Management
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April 18 - RCAC: Water Conservation
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