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FEATURES
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Rural Water Systems
Flourishing with
Support of USDA

Almost 97,000 loans and grants totaling
$54.6 billion have been made by the
USDA Rural Water and Waste Disposal
Program since its inception in 1946.
By Sheryl Jackson

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NRWA's Regulatory
Committee

NRWA relies on its Regulatory
Committee to organize and channel
our grassroots agenda to affect federal
policies critical to small and rural
water utilities.
By Mike Keegan, Policy Analyst, NRWA

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Associational Opportunity
Change is a constant fact of our
everyday life - while sometimes
daunting, this also means that we
are living in a time of remarkable
opportunity for associations and the
people who lead these organizations.
By Bob Freudenthal, Executive Director,
Tennessee Association of Utility Districts

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The Success of the
Revolving Loan

The Revolving Loan program provides
access to small amounts of funding that
are not cost effective for the regular
RUS Water and Waste Disposal Loan
and Grant Program.
By Claudette Atwood, Chief Financial
Officer, NRWA

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Tennessee's Volunteers
Establish Emergency
Water Treatment Plant in
Under Three Weeks

The 2016 drought in Tennessee
garnered attention for its relevance
to the catastrophic wildfires that
destroyed parts of Gatlinburg
and the Great Smoky Mountains.
By Mike Bernard, P.E. ENV SP & Lindsay
Bryant, P.E., Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

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NRWA Products
and Services

The NRWA Products and Services
Portfolio is a unique revenue sharing
program designed to meet the needs
of utilities.

DEPARTMENTS
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From the President

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From the Deputy CEO

57

Index to Advertisers/
Advertisers.com

By Steve Fletcher, NRWA President

By Matthew Holmes,
NRWA Deputy CEO

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WaterPro Apprenticeship
Advances

The National Rural Water Association is
moving forward to the implementation
phase of two new Waterpro
Apprenticeship programs.
By Matthew Holmes, Deputy CEO, NRWA

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and their utility membership.
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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
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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 - 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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