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efforts. TRWA coordinated volunteers
and resources from these systems.
Twenty-seven systems received hands-on
assistance from our first responders and
RWEAC volunteers.
"When we put out the call for
assistance, we received an outpouring
of support, not only from our RWEAC
network, but from other organizations,
such as the National Rural Water
Association, other state rural water
associations, USDA-RD and CoBank.
Knowing that we have our larger industry
behind us has been so meaningful and
heartwarming as we respond to this
catastrophe. It really epitomizes what
it means to be part of the Rural Water
family," said Lara Zent, TRWA executive
director and general counsel.
For example, Holiday Beach WSC in
Fulton requested assistance with finding
and fixing leaks caused by power poles
lifting and breaking water lines. TRWA
identified RWEAC member Jonah SUD
as having the appropriate resources
available to help. Jonah SUD graciously
sent manpower, machinery and materials
to help them repair lines and to shut

off meters running to damaged homes.
Once they completed their assistance
efforts, Jonah SUD then went on to help
out other systems in need of additional
manpower, including Orangefield WSC and
Mauriceville SUD. Staff from Walker County
SUD traveled to relieve the Jonah SUD
volunteers on Thursday, September 7, and
continue efforts to help Mauriceville SUD
get their distribution system back online.
Another RWEAC volunteer who went
above and beyond was Allen Knight from
North Collin SUD, who worked with our
TRWA first responders at a number of
systems, including Mauriceville SUD, South
Newton WSC and the city of Bevil Oaks.
"We just can't say enough about all
who helped throughout this event. The
operators and utility staff who aren't
just employees, but live in the affected
communities, worked tirelessly to restore
safe water and sewer service even though
they too were personally impacted,"
said Celia Eaves, TRWA professional
development and training director, who
served as incident commander and
disaster area manager after the first
week of response efforts. "There was

a willingness from other utilities to
dedicate staff and resources to help
their neighbors even though they're over
300 miles away. It's taken a collective
effort to recover, and it couldn't have
been possible without the hard work and
dedication to our industry that all these
individuals have demonstrated."
Harvey's catastrophic impacts will
be felt for months to come. Thank you
to everyone who reached out to offer
resources in response to Hurricane Harvey.
Remember, any water/wastewater
utility in Texas can request emergency
assistance from RWEAC by calling 1-866586-6480, a toll-free hotline staffed
24/7. It is free to become a member of
RWEAC-systems can complete their
application and mutual aid agreement
online at www.trwa.org/ rweac.
If you would like more information
on RWEAC or how to participate in the
cooperative, visit our website or email us
at rweac@trwa.org. You may also donate
to our disaster relief fund by visiting www.
trwa.org/donations. Together, we can help
get these devastated areas back on the
road to recovery. ●

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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 - 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
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 30
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
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 45
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - From the CEO
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