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FROM THE PRESIDENT

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A Sincere Thank You
It doesn't seem possible

BY STEVE FLETCHER,
NRWA PRESIDENT

that my time will be over at the end of the WaterPro Conference in
Ft. Worth, Texas on September 17-19, 2018. I'm writing my last President's article. It seems like last
month that I was elected to the presidency. My, how time flies when you're having fun!
The theme of this issue of Rural Water is infrastructure. I'm going to talk about the infrastructure
as it relates to the fabric of our rural America lives. Times are changing and if we don't work hard on
keeping our young people staying in rural America, our way of life will be drastically changed for the
worse. The move to bigger cities and urban areas will continue unless we can provide these younger
job seekers with good paying and long-term jobs. These jobs don't necessarily have to be in the
water and wastewater field (although that would be great), but could include jobs on the farm, or in
agribusiness or even retail. Our infrastructure is made up of people who live in rural America. We have
to dedicate ourselves to working diligently to keep our way of life continuing into the future. Invest in
the future and we will all be rewarded.
I have greatly enjoyed my time as your President. The lows of losing our funds in Trump's
budget-not once but twice-and the highs of everyone going to work to restore the
funds also restored my confidence in the Rural Water effort. We have the best grassroots
network of any association.
I have enjoyed EVERY moment serving as president of NRWA. The kind words, encouragement
and friendships have been sincerely appreciated by Jane and me.
I want to thank the Washington County Water Co Board of Directors and my staff there. I
couldn't have done the job without their incredible assistance during my absences in taking care of
NRWA business.
The dedication, knowledge and assistance of the NRWA staff made my work much easier. I don't
have room to name them, but to everyone in Duncan, I want to say thank you. My gratitude extends
to Bill, Mike, Keith and Michael in the D.C. office-they are the best.
Sam Wade, thank you for what you do. I hope our work together means as much to you as
it does to me.
I want to also thank Illinois Rural Water Association for their confidence and support.
And to my wife, Jane, thank you for your love and support during the last two years. I couldn't
have done it without you! Also, to my kids and grandkids, I will be around much more to see your
games and swim meets.
I want to leave you with this: Let's all do the right thing; you never know what will happen! Thanks
for allowing me to be your President. ‚óŹ

I HAVE GREATLY ENJOYED MY TIME AS YOUR PRESIDENT.
THE LOWS OF LOSING OUR FUNDS IN TRUMP'S BUDGET-NOT
ONCE BUT TWICE-AND THE HIGHS OF EVERYONE GOING
TO WORK TO RESTORE THE FUNDS ALSO RESTORED MY
CONFIDENCE IN THE RURAL WATER EFFORT.

RURAL WATER

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018

From the President
Infrastructure and Rural Water
Rural Prosperity Through Infrastructure, Partnerships and Innovation
Building Your Reserves to Plan for the Future
Rural Water Loan Fund Helps Small System Repair Well After Lightning Strike
State Rural Water Association Profile: Kansas Rural Water Association
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Regulatory Update
Case Study: Screw Pumps Provide Treatment Plant with Efficient Alternative
Up the Creek: The Secret of Longevity
Index to Advertisers/Advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - Intro
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - bellyband1
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - bellyband2
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - cover1
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - cover2
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 3
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 4
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 5
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 6
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 7
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 8
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 9
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 10
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - From the President
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - Infrastructure and Rural Water
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 13
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 14
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 15
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 16
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 17
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - Rural Prosperity Through Infrastructure, Partnerships and Innovation
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 19
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 20
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - Building Your Reserves to Plan for the Future
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 22
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 23
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 24
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - Rural Water Loan Fund Helps Small System Repair Well After Lightning Strike
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - State Rural Water Association Profile: Kansas Rural Water Association
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 27
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 28
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 29
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 30
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 32
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 33
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 34
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - Regulatory Update
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 36
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 37
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 38
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 39
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 40
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - Case Study: Screw Pumps Provide Treatment Plant with Efficient Alternative
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 42
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 43
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 44
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - Up the Creek: The Secret of Longevity
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 46
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 47
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - Index to Advertisers/Advertisers.com
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - 49
Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - From the CEO
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