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Newsletter #36 for August 2, 2011

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Get Help in Our Forum

Last week we posted an excellent question and answer from our forum. Did you know that we had a forum?

This space on SmallWaterSupply.org is designed for operators to help each other with advice on day-to-day operations and those tricky questions that inevitably crop up. If it's a stumper, we'll even go find an expert who can answer the question!

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How the Clean Water Act Protects Us

In this article from the recent Safe Drinking Water Trust eBulletin, Pat Kline explains how an important bill currently before Congress could impact small water and wastewater systems.

"If HR 2018 is signed into law, the health of your customers, your water supply, and your recreational waters could be directly affected." Read more...


Weekly Reading for August 2, 2011

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

1. Jefferson County, Alabama to decide on bankruptcy Thursday - Though this is the most populous county in Alabama, smaller communities connected to the county's sewer service are likely to be hardest hit.
2. Too Many Public Works Built on Rosy Scenarios - Study shows that many infrastructure projects worldwide fall victim to cost overruns and benefits overestimates.
3. Study Launched To Look At Softener Effects On Septics - Research effort will find out whether various water softener operation patterns might have a negative effect on septic tank performance.
4. Lessons Learned from the Climate Ready Estuaries Program - Small, coastal communities can benefit from the tips in this new EPA report.
5. Drought continues raising concerns over North Texas water supplies - Blue Mound (pop. 2388) is one of many N. Texas communities impacted by drought.

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Recently on our Blog...

Leadership Training Opportunities for Small Systems - Utility organizations are bringing much-needed leadership and management training to small communities.
From Our Forum: Using Acid To Reduce pH - In this Q&A, we offer considerations for using acid to lower the pH of raw water.
How Small Systems Can Recruit Veterans - Find out how you can help veterans learn about water and wastewater operations.


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