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initiation of these opportunities in Tennessee
it became readily apparent that multiple state
associations and NRWA could also benefit
from these types of programs. By sharing
these opportunities with NRWA and other
state associations it is hoped that equal, or
even greater success, can be achieved for their
respective organizations.
Another area of sustainable financial
success for the association has been the
creation of additional service delivery options
that are: (1) unique to our specific organization
within the state that add to the strength of
our existing market niche, (2) services not
typically associated with regular association
membership, (3) can generate specific
revenues via contract or service arrangements,
(4) can be made available to non-members and
(5) if possible, be expandable to a larger service
area either by internal methods or partnering
with available entities.
An example of this effort includes creation
of a "cafeteria style" product that addresses
compliance with TDEC's Cross Connection
Control Program requirements. This program
offers a utility the opportunity to contract
TAUD's subsidiary entity (TUA, LLC) to

provide all elements needed for compliance
with the regulations (device testing, system
surveys, notifications and re-inspections and
compliance paperwork/filing maintenance)
OR simply selecting those services from
the complete list that enable them to meet
the regulatory requirement with a minimal
amount of workers and time.
Another example of additional service
delivery methods is the provision of legal,
accounting and financial advisory services to
member utilities. TAUD has retained qualified
professional staff in these areas of discipline
to assist our member agencies in meeting
challenges such as audit preparation, rate
reviews, loan and bond fund services, routine
legal business, contract mediation, capital
planning and monthly financial and accounting
services.
By having these assets available in-house,
TAUD is able to expand its educational
and training opportunities well beyond the
traditional "boots on the ground" services.
For example, TAUD is the recognized leader
in Tennessee with respect to utility district
commissioner training (mandatory for all
commissioners in the state) and has become

fully approved for municipal official training
(adopted as mandatory beginning in 2017).
TAUD is not unique in offering opportunities
for associational members to achieve success
in challenging times, nor do we have all of the
answers to the crisis at hand. Rather, we are
continually trying to make our organization the
most reliable, accurate, flexible and mobile
utility association in the state - just like many of
our partners in NRWA have already become in
their respective states.
As stated earlier, we are in a constant state
of uncertainty and change with tremendous
opportunities available as a result. Having a
well-conceived yet flexible strategy with a
firm commitment to strong execution will
lead to organizational success; especially if it
is driven by dedicated leadership that remains
hopeful for the future. As Kouzes & Posner
have written: Leaders must keep hope alive,
even in the most difficult of times. They must
strengthen their constituent's belief that life's
struggle will produce a promising future.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of WaterPro Magazine - 2017

Rural Water Systems Flourishing with Support of USDA
NRWA's Regulatory Committee
Associational Opportunity
The Success of the Revolving Loan
Tennessee’s Volunteers Establish Emergency Water Treatment Plant in Under Three Weeks
WaterPro Apprenticeship Advances
NRWA Products and Services
From the President
From the Deputy CEO
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - Intro
WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - cover1
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - From the President
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - From the Deputy CEO
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - Rural Water Systems Flourishing with Support of USDA
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - NRWA's Regulatory Committee
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - Associational Opportunity
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - The Success of the Revolving Loan
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - Tennessee’s Volunteers Establish Emergency Water Treatment Plant in Under Three Weeks
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - WaterPro Apprenticeship Advances
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - NRWA Products and Services
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WaterPro Magazine - 2017 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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