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NRWA's
Awards Ceremony held during WaterPro 2017

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South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems personnel with
the State Rural Water Association of the Year award.

The South Dakota Association
of Rural Water Systems received the
State Association of the Year award at
the annual Tribute to Excellence awards
ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro
Conference in Reno, Nev.
"The most prestigious and most
honored award is the State Association
of the Year," said Ed Savage, chair of the
NRWA Awards Committee. "It is presented
to the state association that projects a team
effort in all areas of professional association
operations and membership service. The
State Association of the Year has excelled
in all categories of the award and this is

President of Utah Rural Water, Rick
Wixom, accepting Utah's award.

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Awards Chairman Ed Savage
begins the Awards of Excellence
presentations.

only accomplished by teamwork, strong
leadership and member support."
"For almost 50 years, this association
has been well-respected for the high-quality
training, services, publications and advocacy
they provide their members," Savage said.
"With 12 employees and a combined total
of 147 years of experience, this association
trains hundreds of individuals in all aspects
of water/wastewater management through
workshops and conferences each year."
The Rural Water Association of Utah
was awarded for Outstanding Achievement
in Communications, Publications and Public
Relations.

Rural Water Association of Utah's board and staff with the
Outstanding Achievement in Communication, Publications and
Public Relations award.

FOURTH QUARTER 2017

"They have been working on cultivating
a positive relationship with the news media
outlets in their state, which has resulted in
excellent television and newspaper coverage
on our highlight event of the year-the
water taste test," Savage said. "They have
also improved their internal communication
channels to make them indispensable tools
for their members and the general public."
The Idaho Rural Water Association won
Outstanding Achievement in Legislative
Initiatives.
"Idaho made a commitment to provide
a strong, unified voice for their members.
They work year-round as the advocate for
rural system needs," Savage said. "They
invited Congressional Delegation offices to
tour member rural water and wastewater
systems. This provided the best opportunity
for educating our representatives in
Congress on the challenges rural water and
wastewater systems face."
Alabama Rural Water Association was
awarded Outstanding Achievement in
Technical Assistance.
"Technical Assistance became an
emergency recently when EPA issued
a 'Health Advisory Notice' for several
systems. When a 'No water consumption'
alert was issued, over 30,000 customers

Idaho Rural Water staff and board with their award.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017

From the President
Moving Forward with Workforce Development
Managing and Working in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Veterans in the Water Industry
New Online Database Provides Misleading Information for Tap Water Customers
WaterPro Rocks Reno
Finance: How to Start Saving for Retirement
Technology: Rural Water District Finds Effective GIS Support
Regulatory Update
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider: Rita Clary, Kansas Rural Water Association
Up the Creek: Of Birds and Men
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - intro
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - cover1
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - cover2
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 10
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - From the President
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Moving Forward with Workforce Development
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 13
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 14
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 15
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Managing and Working in a Multi-Generational Workforce
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Veterans in the Water Industry
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - New Online Database Provides Misleading Information for Tap Water Customers
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - WaterPro Rocks Reno
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Finance: How to Start Saving for Retirement
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 36
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Technology: Rural Water District Finds Effective GIS Support
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 40
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Regulatory Update
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider: Rita Clary, Kansas Rural Water Association
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Up the Creek: Of Birds and Men
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - From the CEO
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