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Newsletter #22 for April 26, 2011

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Insurance for Water & Wastewater Supplies

We came across this recent article on using risk management techniques to lower the cost of liability insurance. Though brief, it contains a useful lesson on cost saving strategies. It also raised a questions about insurance in general for water utilities. NESC has a great article introducing the three main types of insurance every water utility should have.


Weekly Reading for April 26, 2011

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

1. Proper Disposal of Unused Medicines: Preventing Diversion and Pollution - NRWA will host another free webinar with guest experts on May 24.
2. Workplace Security Awareness Training - New training modules from the Department of Homeland Security provide guidance on how to improve security in the workplace.
3. Marcellus wastewater shouldn't go to treatment plants - PA DEP asks natural gas drillers to voluntarily stop sending wastewater containing high dissolved solids and bromide to wastewater treatment plants.
4. American Water Challenges Public To Take The Pledge To Drink Tap Water - The large US utility company launches tap water awareness campaign.
5. NSF International's New Public Drinking Water Equipment Performance Certification Program - Dow Chemical Company's ultrafiltration device becomes one of the first products certified by the new program.
6. Five Ways To Keep Stormwater From Polluting The Environment - A list of common sense approaches that could be shared with your customers in your next newsletter.


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