Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2013 - (Page 29)

"Even though there are already multiple methods out there to collect and submit electronic data, the Canvas app system simplifies things by allowing you to combine them all into one easy to use self-contained process." - Vern Steel, Rural Water Association of Utah Go Paperless! THE RISE OF affordable computing was supposed to signal the end of paper in the workplace. After decades of slow change, new mobile applications give utilities a new opportunity make their day-to-day operations paperless. The National Rural Water Association has partnered with Canvas to provide a catalogue of paperless forms specifically-designed for use with water and wastewater utilities. There are currently 87 utility-specific forms in the NRWA partner store, including everything from day-to-day operations, such as service calls and delivery verifications, to regulator state-specific forms, such as test results verification and monthly storage tank inspections. A Canvas subscription also provides access to thousands of business and service forms that are easily customized for individual systems - time sheets, work orders, inspections and many other office functions. This partnership is designed as a way to provide water utilities with access to new technology, strategies and benefits that will allow them to cut costs, save time and focus on the ever-important task of providing clean, reliable water and wastewater service to their communities. NRWA and its state affiliates have collected a range of forms and documents, including state-specific reporting and compliance forms that should provide value for any utility in any state. The flexibility of the Canvas system will also allow utilities to customize the forms they use or to upload any unique, custom or proprietary forms not in the system. Fourth Quarter 2013 * 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2013

FROM THE PRESIDENT
STANDING IN THE GAP
RETIREMENT READINESS
LOVING LOUISVILLE: THE 2013 H2O-XPO IS A HIT
WATER/WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING
GO PAPERLESS!
BEAT THE CHILL
REGULATORY UPDATE
THROWING MY LOOP
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS/ ADVERTISERS.COM
FROM THE CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2013

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