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RURAL WATER * FIRST QUARTER 2018 * VOLUME 39, NUMBER 1

features
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When Rural Water Systems Combine
Consolidation may offer benefits for the nation's Rural Water
industry, but it has also triggered debate on its rationale,
approaches and community impact.
Compiled from CoBank and NRWA articles and opinions

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Cheboygan, Michigan Adopts Level Service
Goals for Water Department

After working with Michigan Rural Water Association on rates,
the Cheboygan Department of Public Works presented the
level of service goals, which was adopted by the city council.
By Kortny Hahn

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departments
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From the President

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State Rural Water
Association Profile

Peer-to-Peer Networking
NRWA reached out to four State Rural Water Association
staff members from across the country and asked how their
associations are using peer-to-peer networking to better |
their membership.

NRWA President Steve Fletcher: Rural Water's
"Man for All Seasons"
NRWA's President Steve Fletcher's approach of using wisdom
and honesty allows him to lead Rural Water whenever and
wherever needed for the betterment of Rural America.

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By Steve Fletcher, NRWA President

Georgia Rural Water Association

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A Day in the Life of a
Circuit Rider

Gordon Meyer, Water Circuit Rider,
Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

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Regulatory Update

43

Up the Creek: The Ongoing
Story of Our Life

By Mike Keegan, NRWA Analyst

By Ken M. Blomberg

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44 Index
Advertisers.com

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From the CEO

By Sam Wade, NRWA CEO

By Mike Keegan, NRWA Legislative Analyst

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Rural Water Rally 2018
On February 5-7, Rural Water professionals gathered in
Washington, DC, to meet with elected officials and share
the Rural Water success story, answer questions and
build important relationships.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018

From the President
When Rural Water Systems Combine
Peer-to-Peer Networking
Cheboygan, Michigan Adopts Level Service Goals for Water Department
NRWA President Steve Fletcher: Rural Water’s “Man for All Seasons”
Rural Water Rally 2018
State Rural Water Association Profile
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Regulatory Update
Up the Creek: The Ongoing Story of Our Life
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - Intro
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - bellyband1
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - bellyband2
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - cover1
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - cover2
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 3
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Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 7
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 8
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 9
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 10
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - From the President
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - When Rural Water Systems Combine
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Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 14
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 15
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 16
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 17
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - Peer-to-Peer Networking
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Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 20
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 21
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Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - Cheboygan, Michigan Adopts Level Service Goals for Water Department
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 27
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - NRWA President Steve Fletcher: Rural Water’s “Man for All Seasons”
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 29
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 30
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 31
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - Rural Water Rally 2018
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 33
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 34
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 35
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - State Rural Water Association Profile
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 37
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 39
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 40
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - Regulatory Update
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - 42
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - Up the Creek: The Ongoing Story of Our Life
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2018 - cover3
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