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* The Regulatory Committee also
passed a motion to craft comments
to the U.S. EPA in support of state
sovereignty as the agency considers
how to define the "Waters of the
United States."
Kansas Rural Water Association
(KRWA) testified before House of
Representatives: KRWA's General
Manager, Elmer Ronnebaum was invited
by the Senate Agriculture Committee
to testify in the hearing titled, "Rural
Development and Energy Programs:
Perspectives for the 2018 Farm Bill."

EPA Begins Review of Possible New
Drinking Water Contaminants: On
September 18, EPA announced the start of
the review process under Integrated Risk
Information System (IRIS) for three chemicals:
ethylbenzene, nitrate and nitrite, and
chloroform. This is the first step in a process
that will likely take several years. EPA's Third
Six-Year Review of Existing Drinking Water
Regulations was published on January 11,
2017 and their Fourth Six-Year Review is
scheduled to be published sometime in 2018.
Texas Section 1926(b) Case Makes
New Law in Federal Appeals Court

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Ruling: In August, the U.S. Fifth Circuit
Court held that the Green Valley Special
Utility District is entitled to go forward
on its injunction to prohibit the city from
encroaching on its sewer system because
the district obtained a loan from USDA to
fund its water service. The appeals court
reversed the trial court, which dismissed
the district's suit holding that section
1926(b) applied only to the system for
which the loan was made (water), not the
property used to secure the loan (water
and sewer system).
Harvey revives calls for more
EPA action:
* Superfund: Houston has more than
a dozen Superfund sites, many now
flooded, with the risk that waters were
stirring dangerous sediment. EPA
lashed out at an AP reporter by name
in a scathing press release over an
"incredibly misleading story."
* Chemical security plans: The top
Democrat on the Senate environment
committee scolded Trump's EPA for
delaying a program meant to prevent
incidents like Thursday's explosions at
the Arkema chemical plant outside of
Houston. Senator Carper suspects that
the Arkema plant was lax in meeting its
EPA-required risk planning requirements
which may have resulted in the blasts.
* Climate change: Rising air and ocean
temperatures increase the risk that
when hurricanes and tropical storms
occur, they will bring with them a
greater chance of extended rainfall and
extensive flooding (NRDC)
* Community right to know: Arkema,
the company that owns the chemical
plant on the verge of more explosions, is
refusing to provide a chemical inventory
and facility map to the public. The
company's CEO said the company was
balancing "the public's right to know and
the public's right to be secure."
* EPA Administrator Pruitt: While
being interviewed on Harvey, Pruitt
said the cause and effect of hurricane
and climate change conversation is not
helping the people of Texas with clean
drinking water.
NRWA taking action on
amendments to the Safe Drinking
Water Act in Congress: The NRWA
Regulatory Committee convened to
craft a policy position H.R. 3387, the


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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 - From the President
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Moving Forward with Workforce Development
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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
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Technology: Rural Water District Finds Effective GIS Support
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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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