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SDARWS President, Ron Gillen
accepting the Association of the Year
award from NRWA President
Steve Fletcher.

Shelly Roberts, Executive Director,
Idaho Rural Water Association, with
the Outstanding Achievement in
Legislative Initiatives award.

were without water to drink," Savage said.
"Rural Water organized financial entities,
engineers, attorneys, system personnel,
regulatory personnel and congressional
representatives to discuss the infrastructure
needs and cost. The association then
reached out to customers by delivering
15,000 bottles of water. This significant
technical assistance effort helped
thousands of people."
The Texas Rural Water Association
was awarded Outstanding Achievement
in Training.
"Texas is highly regarded when it comes
to training. They offer classroom courses,
online courses, regional workshops and
conferences throughout the year. Last year,
they trained over 6,700 individuals," Savage
said. "They have 26 classroom courses
and six online courses that are approved for
system operations specialist certification
credit; and they developed 12 additional
online courses that are offered in 21 other
states. Online courses have totaled over
2,200 in 2016. Each year, their instructors
conduct over 100 classes at 30 locations
that reach nearly 1,600 students, as well as
a training contract with one of the top 10
largest municipal utilities in the nation."

Mississippi Rural Water staff and board with
the Special Recognition Award.

Alabama Rural Water staff with the Outstanding Achievement in Technical
Assistance award.

The Kentucky Rural Water Association
won Outstanding Achievement in Member
Services Award.
"Taking care of members is their
number one priority, and the strength of
the association is directly related to the
strength of their member," Savage said.
"Kentucky's member service efforts
focus on building strong relationships and
strengthening the water & wastewater
industries by providing networking and
learning opportunities for members as well
as services such as: CCR Hosting, a Finance
Corporation, a Compliance Check Program,
a Record Keeping Package and Information
Technology Assistance and other programs."
The Mississippi Rural Water
Association received special recognition for
legislative success.

Kentucky Rural Water
Executive Director
holds the Member
Services Award.

Kentucky Rural Water proudly displays their Outstanding
Achievement in Member Services Award.

Kathy Horne, Executive Director,
Alabama Rural Water Association
accepts their award.

"With an ever-shifting Congress, key
leadership positions change as a result of
elections or term limits imposed on the
committees. At any given time, one state
may have to bear more of a burden and carry
others over the finish line," said Ed Savage,
chair of the NRWA Awards Committee.
"This state that has key members on the
Appropriation and Authorizing Committees
and has been successful in advancing
NRWA's legislative goals into a final product
or Public Law."
"The simple fact is that all states are
not equal with members in key positions at
any given moment. This is not a judgement
against those states and their relationships
with their Congressional delegation, it is just
the reality of how Congress is governed,"
Savage said. ‚óŹ
Pat Allen,
President, Board
of Directors Texas
Rural Water,
accepts the award
for Outstanding
Achievement in
Training.

Texas Rural Water staff and board with their latest award.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017

From the President
Moving Forward with Workforce Development
Managing and Working in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Veterans in the Water Industry
New Online Database Provides Misleading Information for Tap Water Customers
WaterPro Rocks Reno
Finance: How to Start Saving for Retirement
Technology: Rural Water District Finds Effective GIS Support
Regulatory Update
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider: Rita Clary, Kansas Rural Water Association
Up the Creek: Of Birds and Men
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - intro
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - cover1
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - cover2
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 3
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 4
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 5
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 7
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 8
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 9
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 10
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - From the President
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Moving Forward with Workforce Development
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 13
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 14
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 15
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Managing and Working in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 17
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 18
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 19
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 20
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 21
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Veterans in the Water Industry
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 23
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 24
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - New Online Database Provides Misleading Information for Tap Water Customers
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 26
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 27
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - WaterPro Rocks Reno
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 29
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 33
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 34
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Finance: How to Start Saving for Retirement
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 36
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Technology: Rural Water District Finds Effective GIS Support
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 38
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 39
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 40
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Regulatory Update
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 42
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 43
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 44
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider: Rita Clary, Kansas Rural Water Association
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Up the Creek: Of Birds and Men
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - From the CEO
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