Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2014 - (Page 39)

Regulatory Update BY MIKE KEEGAN, NRWA ANALYST Need to increase your WWTP productivity while lowering your operational costs? Find out how THE FOLLOWING ARE summaries of recent articles covered on NRWA'S Washington, DC, homepage ( For more In-Pipe Technology can reduce your SSO's by up to 90% while information, or the original documents for any of these summaries, increasing your WWTP please visit the homepage. If you have a comment or position that capacity and reducing you would like to be considered by the NRWA Regulatory Committee, please let us hear from you ( sludge. Engineering firms and city managers agree that right- NRWA's  John  Sasur  (Mass. Rural Water) Selected by EPA to Help Rewrite the Lead and Copper Rule. New regulatory authorities on the table in all facets of the rule: additional monitoring, new monitoring protocols, expanded regulations for dealing with pipes now considered homeowners' responsibility, additional public notification, etc. This was explained at the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) meeting in Washington. None of the proposals for new authorities is a  fait accompli. EPA explained that all new proposals will be discussed under a review panel that will likely be assembled immediately and work through most of next year to craft recommendations to the agency. At the NDWAC meeting, the environmental community made a thorough presentation that advocated for much more stringency in the new rules, including all the proposed ideas listed above. EPA has provided all the presentations at the meeting except for the environmental community's, which we should have any day. Wisconsin Rural Water Supports State Legislation to Improve State Nutrient Plan  -  WRWA  stated, "The Clean Waters Healthy Economy Act will provide a cost effective compliance option for many municipalities struggling to meet the current phosphorus reduction regulations. WRWA worked with a number of other stakeholders over the last several months to get this legislation written and introduced, and our Board of Directors has unanimously voted to support it." WRWA's action should serve as a model for other states facing overly burdensome EPA nutrient water quality plans. A copy of the proposed legislation along with bill summaries, and legislative talking points can be found on the WRWA website at Congress Passes, President Signs Final Appropriations Bill  - This bill includes enough funding to retain circuit riders, wastewater techs, source water techs and EPA programs. The Rural Water campaign for fiscal year 2015 funding begins. The bill includes  a new "Buy sizing the plant using bioaugmentation in the collection system saves capital expense in both new and old facilities. Visit our web site at or call 888.325.5033 661937_InPipe.indd 1 First Quarter 2014 * 39 PM 10/15/13 10:47

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2014

From the President
Alternative Energy
A Paperless Option
Board Orientation Has Multiple Benefits
The Nrwa Revolving Loan Fund
Rural Water Rally 2014
State Association of the Year
Regulatory Update
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers/
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2014