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Newsletter #39 for August 23, 2011


Heat and drought testing limits of water supplies

This summer's severe heat and prolonged drought, especially across the south, is proving a challenge for water supplies large and small.

Water woes put strain on Sublette from Garden City Telegram
700 water main breaks in Houston — a day from MSNBC
Dealing with drought from Safe Drinking Water Trust

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Free webinars help operators stay connected

Industry organizations are increasingly using webinars to inform and education operators. The advantage for you, the operator, is that you can attend a webinar no matter where you live. You can find these events on our Calendar by searching for keyword: webinar. Two upcoming events include:

Emergencies & Disasters and Wells: Responses and Resources
Funding and Implementing your CWA 319 Program: Base and Competitive Funding and Developing Work Plans


Weekly Reading for August 23, 2011

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

1. Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds - Learn the psychology behind water reuse and how to change consumer minds.
2. Water works crumble - Challenges facing many small, rural systems are exhibited in this Louisiana town.
3. Drinking Water Advisory Toolbox - This new CDC document, developed in partnership with EPA, AWWA and many other organizations helps systems communicate with the public.

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