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RURAL WATER * THIRD QUARTER 2018 * VOLUME 39, NUMBER 3

features

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Infrastructure and Rural Water
On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced
plans to invest $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and
wastewater infrastructure in rural areas.
By Louis Funk, PE, Senior Project Manager, Bartlett & West

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Rural Prosperity Through Infrastructure,
Partnerships and Innovation
From economic opportunity to public health and the
environment, modern water infrastructure is a foundation for
prosperity in rural America.

departments
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From the President

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State Rural Water Association
Profile: Kansas Rural Water
Association

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By Steve Fletcher, NRWA President

By Sandy Smith

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A Day in the Life of a
Circuit Rider

Joe Anstine, Drinking Water Circuit Rider,
Missouri Rural Water Association

By Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, USDA

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Regulatory Update

Building your reserves is an essential component of a strategic
plan. While your strategic plan lays out your plan for the future,
a reserve sets in place a capitalization strategy.

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Case Study: Screw Pumps
Provide Treatment Plant with
Efficient Alternative

By Claudette Atwood, Chief Financial Officer, NRWA

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Up the Creek: The Secret
of Longevity

Building Your Reserves to Plan for the Future

Rural Water Loan Fund Helps Small System
Repair Well After Lightning Strike
A lightning strike damaged Well Number 3 for the Leaf Water
Association in Leaf, Mississippi, but a loan from NRWA's Rural
Water Loan Fund helped the system make repairs.

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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

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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,
Publisher: Sam Wade, Editor: Michael Harris, Corporate Partners: Dawn Myers. Send address changes and corrections to Dawn Myers at dawn@nrwa.org.
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does National Rural Water Association make any claims or guarantees as to the accuracy or validity of advertisers' claims. PUBLISHED JULY 2018 / NRW-Q0318 / 6344

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2018 - From the CEO
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