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Newsletter #119 for August 30, 2013

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Helpful Tips for CUPSS Users and Trainers
Discover four helpful strategies for get more from the CUPSS asset management software.

How to Obtain a Principles of Utility Management for Tribes Certificate of Completion
Free online training helps tribal water managers obtain utility management certificate.

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New! Free Training for Wastewater Operators

September 4 - Overview of Wastewater Treatment

This is a new series of online workshops, presented for FREE by RCAP with funding from USEPA, on wastewater technology. These workshops, which run from 3-4pm EDT, will use the Blackboard educational platform and be highly interactive. Click here to register.

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.


New CUPSS Training Series

This 6-hour webinar presentation will consist of comprehensive training on how to use the Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) software to implement asset management practices at small water and wastewater systems. Each session will contain an overview of a CUPSS module, followed by live demonstrations. This training closely follows the CUPSS Users Guide and the Self-Paced Training lessons available at www.epa.gov/cupss.

Session 1: Setting up CUPSS and My Inventory
September 4, 2013
1:00-3:00pm ET

Session 2: My O&M and My Finances
September 18, 2013
1:00-3:00pm ET

Session 3: My CUPSS Plan, Advanced Features, and Tips for Trainers
October 2, 2013
1:00-3:00pm ET

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Small Talk: Outreach Tip of the Week

Leverage the enthusiasm and connections of board members to help you promote the value of water services in your community.

Each week, we offer a quick tip to help you educate the public and communicate more effectively with local decision makers and customers.


'Protect Your Groundwater Day' is Coming Up in September

On September 10, 2013 the National Ground Water Association will host Project Your Groundwater Day. There's still plenty of time to coordinate an awareness activity in your community. Click here to learn more and access outreach resources.


Weekly Reading for August 30, 2013

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

Proposed fees in Utah face criticism - State seeks to supplement shortfall in program's budget with new fees on public water systems.
A quest for even safer drinking water - Scientists seek to understand ecology of waterborne diseases in chlorinated water.
3 Overlooked Tasks At WWTPs - A change in the flow rate creates a chain reaction of related — but often overlooked — system requirement.
State shuts down wastewater facility - After several spills and at least four violation orders, PA regulators have shut down a gas drilling wastewater treatment facility built at a former rodeo arena.
Factors Affecting Public-Supply-Well Vulnerability to Contamination - New USGS report and education website assist with source water protection efforts.

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Share This: What Happens When You Flush

Don't forget that items like wet wipes and cooking oils can clog your pipes and the entire sewer system. Look at what happened in London! http://n.pr/17oWiE8

Share This is a new feature offering insightful resources to share with your customers and the public.


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