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RURAL WATER * THIRD QUARTER 2017 * VOLUME 38, NUMBER 3

features
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Surviving Hurricanes
Hurricanes in the Southeast have caused devastation, but have also
taught rural water associations in those areas ways to prepare. We'll look
at the lessons learned from those crises, and how you can prepare your
utility for emergencies.
By Sandy Smith

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departments
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From the President

35

Technology: Ammonia -
A Growing Problem with
a Practical Solution

Emergency Preparedness
Taking steps now to prepare your utility for future events might be the
best way to reduce damage, cost and stress for you and your staff. Are
you prepared for any future emergencies? We'll look at preparedness
using examples from recent crises in Idaho.

Indiana Teamwork During a Flood Emergency

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Rates and Long-Term Sustainability
Water system infrastructure wears out over time, and it's necessary to set
aside funds to replace the system so when the time comes, the money for
that asset has been saved and set aside.
By Terry Smith, Rural Water Association of Utah

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Cleared for Takeoff

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A Day in the Life of
a Circuit Rider

Sherrie Turner, Water Circuit Rider,
Delaware Rural Water Association

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Regulatory Update

51

Case Study: Installing
Granular Activated
Carbon Today to
Prevent Regulatory
Issues in the Future

55

Up the Creek:
Birdfeeder Politics

After a strategic planning retreat, the organization is "cleared for takeoff."
Follow these ideas to successfully launch and implement the plan.

27

Insurance:
Commercial General
Liability Coverage Basics
By R. Christopher Barger,
CPCU, CIC, AIM, The Cincinnati
Insurance Company

By Bob Harris, CAE

18

Emergency Management:
Biological Wastewater
Treatment Toxicity
By Michael Cherniak,
Woodard & Curran, Inc.

At the end of May 2017, rains caused extensive flooding in the West Lake
Regional Sewer District's area of service. When an underground vacuum
pipe failed and they needed even more help, the District called the
Alliance of Indiana Rural Water.
By Laura Vidal, Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

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By Steve Fletcher, NRWA President

By James Estrada, PhD

By Adrianna Hummer, Idaho Rural Water Association

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By Mike Keegan, NRWA Analyst

By Ken M. Blomberg

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Index to Advertisers/
Advertisers.com

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From the CEO

By Sam Wade, NRWA CEO

Rural Water is the official magazine of the National Rural Water Association, 2915 S. 13th Street, Duncan, OK 73533, (580) 251-9081, Fax: (580) 255-4476, www.nrwa.org,
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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
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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 - Rates and Long-Term Sustainability
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Technology: Ammonia – A Growing Problem with a Practical Solution
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Emergency Management: Biological Wastewater Treatment Toxicity
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - Insurance: Commercial General Liability Coverage Basics
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2017 - A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
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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 - 57
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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