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moved to central or south Florida. This
was a large logistics effort going on
with the FRWA staff, two semis, FRWA
vehicles and others.
Irma impacted two-thirds of the
state water utilities, and the one third
not affected in the panhandle were not
enough to help damaged utilities asking
for help. We asked for out-of-state
help, and received it through the EMAC
agreement with South Carolina, North
Carolina and Tennessee.
Hurricane Irma left Everglades City,
Florida devastated-there was no
power, storm surges left a coat of filthy,
grey mud on everything, and the city's
sewer system was dangerously close
to overflowing. Emergency assistance
from the Florida Rural Water Association
helped keep the system working until
workers could make repairs.
FRWA wastewater technicians
Allen Slater and Jamie Hope went to

Everglades City to evaluate the system,
bringing FRWA's new trailer-mounted
vacuum excavator, a self-contained unit
with a 500-gallon tank, jetter, water
tanks and hoses that can be used to
excavate and transport wastewater to the
treatment plant. Nearby regional utilities
also sent workers and a generator
to assist.
"The city had water, but no power,"
explained Lloyd Beaty, a supervisor with
the 400-resident community.
The lack of power created a situation
in which sewers could overflow or
backup into homes. Wastewater systems
largely rely on gravity to operate, but
they often require mechanical assistance
to extend service into areas of lower
elevation. When these lift stations are
without power, they fill to capacity
and risk overflowing or backing up into
structures. After a quick assessment, the
workers divided into two crews.

ALTHOUGH
THIS HURRICANE
HIT SOUTH FLORIDA
HARD, HER IMPACT
WAS FELT ACROSS
THE ENTIRE STATE.
NINETY PERCENT
OF ALL OF FLORIDA
WATER UTILITIES
HAD SOME IMPACT
AND AFFECTS.
RURAL WATER

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018

From the President
The 10 Steps of Crisis Communication
Florida Rural Water Association’s Rapid Response to Deadly Hurricane Irma
Texas Rural Water Association Provides Emergency Assistance to Systems Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
UTWARN: Rural Water Association of Utah’s Emergency Response System
NRWA Congratulates Senator Thad Cochran on His Retirement
Regulatory Update
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Can You Hear the Crickets?
Up the Creek: A Unique Elixir
Residential Metering: Choosing the Meter That Best Meets the Changing Needs of Your Rural Water System
Index to Advertisers/Advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - Intro
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - bellyband1
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - bellyband2
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - cover1
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - cover2
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 3
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Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 6
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 7
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 8
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 9
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 10
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - From the President
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - The 10 Steps of Crisis Communication
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 13
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 14
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 15
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 16
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 17
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - Florida Rural Water Association’s Rapid Response to Deadly Hurricane Irma
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Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 21
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 22
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 23
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - Texas Rural Water Association Provides Emergency Assistance to Systems Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
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Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 26
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 27
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 28
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - UTWARN: Rural Water Association of Utah’s Emergency Response System
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Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 31
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 32
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - NRWA Congratulates Senator Thad Cochran on His Retirement
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - Regulatory Update
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 35
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 36
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 38
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - Can You Hear the Crickets?
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 40
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - Up the Creek: A Unique Elixir
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - Residential Metering: Choosing the Meter That Best Meets the Changing Needs of Your Rural Water System
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 43
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - Index to Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - From the CEO
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