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Ergs, Joules & Other for the Stuff Notes on Energy and Other Issues Rural Water Community and Maybe Others BY JOHN E. REGNIER, NRWA 2915 South 13th St., Duncan, OK 73533 Tel. 580.252.0629 Fax. 580.255.4476 America's Largest Utility Membership Serving Over 26,696 Water and Wastewater Utilities NRWA's White Paper Library is a unique resource and I urge you to use and maintain it wisely. This article ran in Energy Plus Newsletter, Volume 5, Issue 11, November 2013. Contact John E. Regnier, NRWA, at highpnt@mindspring. 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: TOC.htm ➢ 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 water available. ➢ The third section, BENEFIT AND COST ANALYSIS, has two papers and explores the benefit/cost considerations required by the 1996 Amendments to the SDWA. ➢ 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 three sub-papers. ➢ CONSERVATISM IN REGULATION DEVELOPMENT is the following division with four diverse papers covering the Precautionary Principle, URTH, and Enforcement Flexibility. ➢ 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 pharmaceuticals. ➢ 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. 27

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
Wastewater Math
Curtis Water Wins Big in D.C.
Throwing My Loop: Friends to Keep You Warm
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Do You Know What Your VRWA Benefits Are?
VRWA Mailbag
Welcome New Members
Training Calendar
Board of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/

Streamline - Spring 2014