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car accident that cut water services to
opportunities that may inspire other
more than 2,000 Lehigh Acres residents.
states and WARNs to work more closely
Vermont Rural Water works to
to create their own success stories.
prevent blue-green algae toxin conThe National Rural Water
tamination: With support from the
Association is the country's largest
VT Department of Health, VRWA
public drinking water and sanitation
will assist nine transient water systems
supply organization with over 30,000
that have Lake Champlain sources with
members. Safe drinking water and
Emergency Response Plan development/
sanitation are generally recognized as
creation. The ERP is specifically targetthe most essential public health, public
ing how those given systems will operwelfae, and civic necessities.
ate in the event of a blue-green algae
Reprint Policy: this report, including
incident at or near their source. Vermont
any portion, may be distributed publicly
is now using a health advisory level that
without permission or citation.
is more stringent than EPA guidelines.
Archives: past editions of this newsEPA defends itself against constituletter are available on the internet.
tional criticisms of CWA jurisdiction
rule: EPA in its response to comments
on its final Clean Water Act (CWA)
jurisdiction rule rejected claims raised
by industry and states that the rule runs
afoul of the Constitution's Due Process
provision and the 10th Amendment.
This is a preview of arguments the
agency is likely to raise in response to
suits over the rule citing the constitutional claims. In addition to the legal
challenges, EPA is also fending off
attacks on the rule from Congress that
include fiscal year 2016 appropriations
bill riders to block the regulation. EPA
claims the rule relied on over 1,000
peer-reviewed publications and considered more than 2 million comments
it received on the proposed version of
the rule. EPA says the rule is consistent
with the Constitution.
The Great Plains' Looming Water
Crisis: About 30 percent of the aquifer's
water has already been pumped out of
the ground. An additional 39 percent is
expected to be gone in the next 50 years.
Data shows high nitrate levels
plague 60 Iowa cities.
ASDWA Identifies States' Collaboration with WARNs: Findings from
32 states on their experiences with their
respective state WARNs were released
recently. In addition, a webinar that
showcased five different state-WARN
Water/Wastewater | Civil Engineering | Planning | Survey
collaboration models was held. These
Landscape Architecture | Transportation | Environmental
are part of a series of examples and
November 3-5, 2015
Water & Wastewater Operations School
Comfort Inn Hotel, Woodstock, VA
22/05/15 2:19 PM
Kenneth M. Baybutt, PE
Jerry Peaks, PE, BCEE
Darrell C. Rickmond, PE
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Fall 2015
From the President: What if the Hokey Pokey Really is What it’s All About?
From the Executive Director: The Value of Membership
VRWA’s 2015 Expo Wrap Up
Membership is Free, but its Value to your Utility may be Priceless!!
How to Prepare for a Lab Audit
Tomorrow’s Leaders: Attracting Young Professionals
Amherst Source Water Protection
USDA Rural Development/Virginia
Keeping Workers Safe During Night-Time Repairs
Affordable Mixers Now Available for Southern Corrosion Engineered Tank Care Customers
When Consolidation Makes cents
VRWA Offers New Member Benefits
Throwing My Loop: Another View
Do you know what your VRWA Benefits are?
Welcoming New Members
Board of Directors
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
Streamline - Fall 2015