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drinking water. Local governments and
state governments exist solely to protect
and assist their citizens. The provision of
safe drinking water is perhaps the most
elemental purpose of local government.
NRWA supports the Agency's concept
of 'shared responsibility' among federal,
state, and local governments-and
the public. Any new LCR should be
fundamentally modified to reflect this
principle. Unfortunately, much of the local
opposition to the current rule is based on
its arbitrary and uniform mandates that
result in many communities believing many

of the rule's requirements are unnecessary
or diverting the community from
implementing the most effective policy
from preventing lead in drinking water.
Regarding the principle of respecting the
authority of Congress by administering
enacted statutes within the authority
granted by Congress, we respectfully
urge the Agency to consider if the existing
LCR's mandate that allows for the effects
of a private homeowner's plumbing (i.e.
a kitchen faucet) on the water passing
through that fixture should result in very
burdensome and possibly unrelated

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requirements on the utility (i.e. treatment
installation or adjustments, removal of
underground water lines, and alarming
public notices) is authorized under the
SDWA. The SDWA limits EPA's authority
to regulate the quality of drinking water
"in the water in public water systems."
We believe the current LCR regulatory
nexus between the results of tap sampling
(when EPA has made no finding of
contamination or any adverse effect on the
water leaving the public water systems)
and correlating mandates on the greater
community exceeds the authority provided
under the SDWA."
Montana Representative to press
legislation to pay for Bureau of
Reclamation authorized rural water
projects: A representative from the
multistate regional Lewis & Clark Regional
Water System explained that the bill would
provide millions of dollars each year for
authorized rural water projects until they
are completed. However, there is a political
impediment to identifying a funding
source that is keeping the legislation
from enactment.
EPA sends final rule delaying
Obama-era CWA policy for OMB
review: In January, EPA sent the White
House their final rule to delay enforcement
of the 2015 Clean Water Act (CWA)
jurisdiction rule. The urgency to finalize
this action increased last week when the
Supreme Court held that an appellate
court had no authority to stay the rule
nationwide. While the Supreme Court
ruling is a success to opponents of the
rule who prefer district court as a venue,
it is also likely to dissolve the nationwide
implementation stay on the standard that
was put in place by the 6th Circuit while
it heard consolidated appellate challenges
to the regulation. Since the high court
has decided that the 6th Circuit had no
authority to hear those suits, its stay will
expire as soon as the justices release
their mandate, expected in mid-February.
The Trump Administration is seeking to
enact the delay by mid-February. The
delay rule is the Trump Administration's
strategy for avoiding a situation where
it must implement the 2015 Obama rule
after the stay is lifted despite opposing the
Obama-era standard and working to repeal
it and craft a new, narrower test for CWA
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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
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Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 7
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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
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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 - Texas Rural Water Association Provides Emergency Assistance to Systems Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
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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
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - 45
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2018 - From the CEO
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