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Newsletter #112 for April 10, 2013

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Free eCCR Best Practices Guide

As we reported in our January 6 newsletter, the US EPA recently issued a guidance on electronic delivery of annual CCRs. To help utilities research options that meet EPA requirements, AWWA has developed a free Electronic CCR Best Practices Guide as a resource to utilities interested in developing eCCR programs.

Click here to download the guide.

Note: As always, stay aware of any policy or regulation by your primacy agency that prescribes more stringent requirements.


Partnership Webinar Presentations Available Online

Last year EPA and USDA conducted a series of webinars promoting the range of water system partnerships. The webinars featured partnership case studies and highlighted the roles and perspectives of state regulatory agencies, funders, system decision-makers and technical assistance providers. All four webinar are now available on EPA’s website.

Click here to download the presentations, speaker notes and to access other resources.

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Small Talk: Outreach Tip of the Week

Want community input? Use free online tools like SurveyMonkey and PollDaddy to make it easy for customers to respond.

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

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Weekly Reading for April 10, 2013

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

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Efficiently Run Softeners Do Not Hurt Septic Tank Performance - New study indicates water softeners set with appropriate salt efficiency do not harm septic systems and may actually help them.

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Upcoming Free Webinars

April 18 - NRWA: Security Best Practices & Technologies
This presentation will explore the motivation behind and the best practices for an appropriate security posture for a water/wastewater facility. It will look at security policies, vulnerabilities and risk management concerns and opportunities.

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.


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