Streamline - Winter 2017 - 11

FromTheExecutiveDirector
BY MYRICA KEISER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Your Most Important Tool
start preparing for the New Year as elections are once again here, which in return
will bring changes. We need to prepare ourselves and be ready for when January rolls around as to
whom our representatives are, which includes state or federal representatives.

So you ask
yourself, just
what is my
"important
tool"? It is
your VRWA
association.
We are here to
assist you in
your legislative
issues,
whether it
is to write
letters, be a
spokesperson,
or email out
alerts. We are
your tool.

We at VRWA ask that you use your "important
tool" - the one you have but tend to forget about.
Take advantage of the "tool" that can be such a
great asset to the water and wastewater industry
across the Commonwealth. As our state general
assembly begins to put the agenda together, be
sure and keep this "tool" informed. Set up your
"watch" list of legislation that will affect your
systems and turn to this important "tool" to assist
you. This "important tool" will be your spokesperson; it can be your lifeline. This "important
tool" can be your avenue to get the information
out to all members.
So you ask yourself, just what is my "important
tool?" It is your VRWA association. We are here
to assist you in your legislative issues, whether
it is to write letters, be a spokesperson, or email
out alerts. We are your tool. VRWA's legislative committee consists of your peers. Members
are Tom Delbridge, Chair (City of Emporia),
Pam Baughman (Louisa Co. Water Authority),
Mark Estes (Halifax Co. SA), and Frank Davis
(Campbell Co. Utilities & SA). Contact them and
inform them of your watch list. Include us on the
issues you are watching and need help with. Put
your "VRWA tool" to work!
It is also that time of year when we ask for your
assistance. We need your letters of support and
thanks for the service that has been provided to
you at no cost. Support and thank you letters are
put together and given to our federal legislators in
an effort to show just how important these federal
programs are to you. They need to know that,
being a small utility, your budget is limited but

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IT'S TIME TO

with the service that VRWA offers you are able
to produce savings. Congress needs to know the
amount of the savings VRWA brings to you and
that the programs need to be continually funded.
So we ask that you write those letters today.
By the time this issue is mailed, our Expo will
be over and we will be deep into conference 2018
planning. Mark your calendars for April 16-18
to join us at the beautiful Hotel Roanoke and
Conference Center.
Another 30 year old memory - who remembers
this one? It's March 1990 and the location is
Sheraton, Roanoke, Virginia. First day of conference, and it is the day for the golf tournament
and it was SNOWING...

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Winter 2017

From the President: Ammonia-Nitrogen
From the Executive Director: Your Most Important Tool
VRWA’s 2017 Expo
How to Pass a Certification Test – The First Time
Slips, Trips and Falls – Winter Safety Tips
Looking Forward to Being of Service
Floodplain Management
No Wipes in the Pipes
Going Green?
Need Cash? Check the Meter!
The Rate Setting Results…Are In
Introducing JumpStart – A New App for Operators to Test Their Skills Before Testing!
Throwing My Loop: Christmas Lights on the Barn!
VRWA Member Corner
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Benefits for VRWA Members
Board of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Intro
Streamline - Winter 2017 - cover1
Streamline - Winter 2017 - cover2
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 3
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 4
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 5
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 6
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 7
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 8
Streamline - Winter 2017 - From the President: Ammonia-Nitrogen
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 10
Streamline - Winter 2017 - From the Executive Director: Your Most Important Tool
Streamline - Winter 2017 - VRWA’s 2017 Expo
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 13
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 14
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 15
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 16
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 17
Streamline - Winter 2017 - How to Pass a Certification Test – The First Time
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 19
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Slips, Trips and Falls – Winter Safety Tips
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Looking Forward to Being of Service
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 22
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Floodplain Management
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 24
Streamline - Winter 2017 - No Wipes in the Pipes
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 26
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Going Green?
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Need Cash? Check the Meter!
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 29
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 30
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 31
Streamline - Winter 2017 - The Rate Setting Results…Are In
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 33
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 34
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Introducing JumpStart – A New App for Operators to Test Their Skills Before Testing!
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 36
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Throwing My Loop: Christmas Lights on the Barn!
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 38
Streamline - Winter 2017 - VRWA Member Corner
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 40
Streamline - Winter 2017 - eLearning Benefits
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Membership Application
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Benefits for VRWA Members
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 44
Streamline - Winter 2017 - VRWA Committees
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
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