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a big help to John.) When an underground
vacuum pipe failed and they needed even
more help, Cindy called the Alliance of
Indiana Rural Water. In order to get them
immediate assistance, they recommended
calling Tim Frederick, president of the
Alliance of Indiana Rural Water and
superintendent of a neighboring system -
Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District.
Willing and able, Tim had two employees
(Mike Klavinski and Mike Reid) who
volunteered to dig up the pipe. Upon their
arrival, everyone started working together
to excavate the damaged pipe. Things were
going smoothly until they came across two
pipes that were not shown on the prints
or in the construction pictures. The trench
box could not go any deeper because it
was resting on top of these pipes. Since it
was uncertain what these pipes went to,
we could not risk cutting them. An attempt
was made to excavate deeper but water
and sand flowed under the trench box
causing the sandbagged area to partially fail.
Excavating had to cease for fear of losing
the sandbagged area.
The team then switched gears to see if
they could get one vacuum pit operational
while plugging off the side that had the
damaged pipe. Mike Seigel removed the
vacuum valve from the damaged side,
plugging off those pipes. Three local
teenage volunteers were instrumental in
expediting this process. The Noble County

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Highway Department then brought their
Ditch Witch trailer-mounted vacuum in to
vacuum out the receiving manhole. With
the damaged side blocked, this allowed the
remaining vacuum pit to function properly.
West Lake RSD then waited on the flood
waters to recede in order to replace the
blocked vacuum pit.
This small rural community did what was
necessary to abate well and water pollution
by installing a small municipal sanitary sewer
collection and treatment plant system.
Many times these small rural communities
struggle to administer, operate and maintain
their systems on a daily basis, not to
mention during an emergency! Once again,
rural communities came to the aid of their

neighbors to assist during these challenging
times. Thankfully, three local teenagers,
entities like Tri Lakes Regional Sewer
District, Steuben Lakes Regional Waste
District, Noble County Highway Department
and the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water
jumped in to help during this flood.
Office manager Cindy Wick stated,
"This has been a very challenging time for
the folks around the lakes, and many homes
have been flooded. This experience has led
us to make changes and additions to our
emergency response plan."
It was a great "Team Rural Water" effort
from all entities involved over many days to
restore sanitary sewer service to the West
Lake RSD's customers. ●

MANY TIMES THESE SMALL RURAL
COMMUNITIES STRUGGLE TO ADMINISTER,
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THEIR SYSTEMS
ON A DAILY BASIS, NOT TO MENTION
DURING AN EMERGENCY! ONCE AGAIN,
RURAL COMMUNITIES CAME TO THE AID
OF THEIR NEIGHBORS TO ASSIST DURING
THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017

From the President
Surviving Hurricanes
Emergency Preparedness
Indiana Teamwork During a Flood Emergency
Rates and Long-Term Sustainability
Technology: Ammonia – A Growing Problem with a Practical Solution
Emergency Management: Biological Wastewater Treatment Toxicity
Insurance: Commercial General Liability Coverage Basics
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Regulatory Update
Case Study: Installing Granular Activated Carbon Today to Prevent Regulatory Issues in the Future
Cleared for Takeoff
Up the Creek: Birdfeeder Politics
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - intro
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - cover1
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - cover2
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 3
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 4
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 10
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - From the President
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Surviving Hurricanes
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Emergency Preparedness
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Indiana Teamwork During a Flood Emergency
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 30
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Rates and Long-Term Sustainability
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 32
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 33
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 34
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Technology: Ammonia – A Growing Problem with a Practical Solution
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 38
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Emergency Management: Biological Wastewater Treatment Toxicity
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 42
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Insurance: Commercial General Liability Coverage Basics
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 44
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 46
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Regulatory Update
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 48
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 49
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 50
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Case Study: Installing Granular Activated Carbon Today to Prevent Regulatory Issues in the Future
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Cleared for Takeoff
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - 54
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Up the Creek: Birdfeeder Politics
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - From the CEO
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