Streamline - Spring 2014 - (Page 27)
Ergs, Joules & Other for the
Notes on Energy and Other Issues
Rural Water Community and Maybe Others
BY JOHN E.
2915 South 13th St.,
Duncan, OK 73533
26,696 Water and
is a unique
I urge you
to use and
This article ran in
Energy Plus Newsletter,
Volume 5, Issue 11,
November 2013. Contact
John E. Regnier, NRWA,
com or (334) 462-1541.
be the last issue of Ergs, Joules & Other Stuff, I had thought I would devote it to
an index of past issues. However, in thinking about what would be most beneficial to our readers
and small systems generally, I decided it would be more helpful to have in one spot a description of
NRWA's White Paper Library. Although this library is well documented on the NRWA website, as
with most library resources, it is consulted usually only on an as-needed basis. Consequently, it is
probably somewhat obscure to the general NRWA membership and it is my hope that the following
description based on the website organization, will not only describe the scope of the library, but
provide a useful guide for accessing specific works.
AS THIS MAY
To access the White Papers, which include 46
full papers and seven briefing papers, use the following link: www.nrwa.org/benefits/whitepapers/
➢ Using the link will bring up AFFORDABILITY
containing eight papers, all by Scott Rubin, that
define affordability, describe criteria to judge
affordability and present statistics related to
the cost of water and wastewater services.
➢ The next section, AFFORDABILITY
HEALTH RISK TRADEOFF ISSUES, is
an off-shoot of affordability with three papers
that discuss the implications of unaffordable regulations, especially adverse health
effects that arise when customers must make
unhealthy spending choices to keep drinking
➢ The third section, BENEFIT AND COST
ANALYSIS, has two papers and explores the
benefit/cost considerations required by the
1996 Amendments to
➢ Following Benefit and Cost Analysis is a section on CLIMATE CHANGE, which is only
one white paper effort, but is an exhaustive
study of this critical subject and consists of
➢ CONSERVATISM IN REGULATION
DEVELOPMENT is the following division with four diverse papers covering
the Precautionary Principle, URTH, and
➢ Next is GENERAL WATER ISSUES with
nine papers on a variety of issues. Of particular
note in these papers are those related to data
reliability and power use in water systems.
➢ After General Issues comes STANDARDS
AND RISK ISSUES with the largest number
of papers, 16, covering a wide range of subjects. Of particular interest may be papers on
Violation Data and Regulatory Policy.
➢ Next to last is REGULATORY BRIEFING
PAPERS which are not exactly white
papers but rather short briefing documents
on atrazine, coliform bacteria, manganese, metolachlor, MTBE, perchlorate, and
➢ Finally is the WASTEWATER section with
three papers reviewing issues and operation
of small wastewater systems.
This library is a unique resource and I urge
you to use and maintain it wisely.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Spring 2014
From the President
From the Executive Director
The Importance of an Immediate Response
What’s New in UV?
Proper Disposal of Pharmacy Products
Source Water Protection Notes
Ergs, Joules and Other Stuff
Establishing a Water Distribution System Flushing Program
Curtis Water Wins Big in D.C.
Throwing My Loop: Friends to Keep You Warm
Do You Know What Your VRWA Benefits Are?
Welcome New Members
Board of Directors
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
Streamline - Spring 2014