Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2014 - (Page 50)

Regulatory Update BY MIKE KEEGAN, NRWA ANALYST THE FOLLOWING ARE summaries of recent articles covered on NRWA'S Washington, DC, homepage ( For more information, or the original documents for any of these summaries, please visit the homepage. If you have a comment or position that you would like to be considered by the NRWA Regulatory Committee, please let us hear from you ( Will WIFIA be funded this year - the House and Senate EPA funding subcommittees should announce their decision to fund WIFIA in the coming weeks. Many of the key leaders on the 50 * Third Quarter 2014 appropriations committee making the decision will see their states or districts lose funding if WIFIA is funded as opposed to dedicating the funding to the SRFs (including Senators Shelby and Reed and Representatives Rogers and Clavet). WIFIA will have the effect of diverting funding from the most needy projects to less needy and corporate water projects. Fix EPA funding campaign - launched recently when the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association's Senator Heitkamp (Democratic sponsor of S. 864) began the process to "hotline" the bill for unanimous consent (UC) consideration on the Senate Floor. The Senate Republicans (led by Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker) have cleared all but one Senator. Make sure your Senator is supporting S. 864.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2014

From the President
Dressing Your Entire Utility for Success
Go the Extra Mile
Customer Service: Getting Along With Mildred
Changing of the Guard in Public Works
Employee Rights and Their Limits
Professional Status Is Achievable…Isn’t It?
Power Up the Board Retreat
Cleared for Takeoff! Flight Plan for the Strategic Plan
The Safe Drinking Water Act’s 40th Anniversary
Regulatory Update
Throwing My Loop
Index to advertisers/
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2014