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Note from Myrica Keiser, Executive Director, VRWA VIRGINIA RURAL WATER has had a long and successful relationship with SunCoast Learning for 11 years and continues to support our partnership with them. At present VRWA does not endorse any other online training provider other than SunCoast. Please read the following letter from SunCoast Learning Systems. Dear Members and Operators, Back in 2001, SunCoast Learning collaborated with leaders in rural water training to build a system that would provide quality courses to water and wastewater operators, while at the same time benefit rural water associations throughout the country. Our goal is the same today and our sincere and honest business practices have put us in a highly respected position throughout the RWA network. Additionally, when you purchase a course from SunCoast, more than 66%a of those proceeds go directly to the RWAs, either as course royalties or commissions. It has come to our attention that a new online water training company is attempting to discredit other online training companies, including SunCoast Learning Systems, with state agencies. Their goal is to show that they are the only company whose students earn true credit hours, as they force students to be in a course for a specified length of time. Essentially, they are giving serious misinformation about both themselves and SunCoast Learning. We want to reassure the board and staff members of Virginia Rural Water Association and Virginia water and wastewater operators that the courses we deliver are proven courses that have been tested and widely-approved for nearly 15 years in more than 30 states. We believe the course hours we suggest are fair and accurate. Most of our online courses originate from RWA instructor-led courses; RUR WAT AL E APP R STO RE the hours suggested for each course are derived from the hours granted for the same course delivered by an instructor. Module-end quizzes ensure student comprehension of the material. We stand committed to serving the RWAs and operators and appreciate the opportunity our partners have given us. I would encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.  Sincerely, Susan Untiedt, President, SunCoast Learning Systems, Inc. 706-219-0077 Try it for 30 days, FREE! National Rural Water Association Scan here for this exciting offer! 46 653938_Editorial.indd S T R E A M L I N1 E * S u m m e r 2 0 1 6 19/08/13 11:52 PM

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