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FromTheExecutiveDirector BY MYRICA W KEISER, VRWA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Drum Roll Please... VIRGINIA RURAL WATER Association announces record breaking attendance at the VRWA 28th Annual Conference. A total of 616 in attendance was reported. Once again, everyone worked together and pulled off another successful conference. It's called "teamwork." VRWA President Pam Baughman writes about "Life's a Dance" - well, VRWA staff and board of directors are definitely doing their "happy" dance. Once again, everyone worked together and pulled off another successful conference. It's called "teamwork." Opening session started with James Maras (USDA RD) speaking to us as he introduced himself to the membership and highlighted some of his goals as he settles in his new position. John O'Connell (NRWA Director/New York Rural Water) updated us on what is happening at the home front at NRWA, and the need to keep in constant contact with your legislators, letting them know the needs of your association. The 28th Annual Business Meeting preceded the opening, with reports and the election of board members. The election results are as follows: * Roy Markham (Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority) - Region I * Frank Davis (Campbell County Service & Utilities Authority) - Region II * Mike Ritchie (Town of New Market) - Region III * Mike Lynn (Albemarle County Service Authority) - At-Large The organizational board meeting then followed, with the election of the following officers: * Pam Baughman (Louise County Water Authority) - President * Tom Delbridge (City of Emporia) - Vice-President * Mike Ritchie (Town of New Market) - Sec/Treasurer Training classes were held, exhibit hall was booming and the halls were full of excitement. The day ended with "Casino Night Southern Corrosion" Style...Once again we thank Southern Corrosion for being our casino sponsor. And, I am sure you noticed your room key as Southern Corrosion was our KeyCard sponsor. We also tried something new as we offered "VRWA's First Brewery Flight Tasting," sponsored by William Johnson, II PE PC. The flight tasting offered four craft beers from local breweries. On Wednesday morning, we hit the ground running with more training classes and more visits to the exhibit hall. The day ended with the closing session, where David Dawson (Advantage Partnership) gave us a lesson on the Wright brothers, while applying the story to teamwork in the workplace. This was followed with our awards presentations and prize drawings. A more detailed listing may be found in this issue. The 28th Annual Conference is over and staff is now starting to make plans for next year. If you have any suggestions or something you would like to see us add, please let us know. Now we need for you to mark your calendars now for our upcoming VRWA Expo - August 16-18th at the Augusta ExpoLand, Fishersville, VA. Watch your email and our website www. for details. 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Summer 2016

From the President: Life’s a Dance
From the Executive Director: Drum Roll Please...
VRWA’s 2016 Conference Highlights
VRWA Says “Until We Meet Again
System Efficiency and Production: Time for a Change???
Confessions of the Chronically Late
OSHA’S Recordkeeping Rule
Revenue and Reasonable Rates
When and How to Use Piping Restraints
Retaining Operators: Is it Really Just About $$?
NRWA Recap
What is WaterPAC?
Note from Myrica Keiser, Executive Director, VRWA
Throwing My Loop: The Secret to Creativity
VRWA Members Corner
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Benefits for VRWA Members
Mail Bag
Board of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/

Streamline - Summer 2016