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RURAL WATER * FOURTH QUARTER 2017 * VOLUME 38, NUMBER 4

features

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Moving Forward with Workforce Development
NRWA launched a new Workforce Advancement Center, with a
mission of ensuring the industry has a well-trained and capable
water sector workforce to meet increasing demands.
By Bill O'Connell, NRWA

16

Managing and Working in a
Multi-Generational Workforce
How can you tailor your managerial approach to each generation?
We'll look at generational characteristics, with tips on managing
and hiring each individual group.

departments
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From the President

35

Finance: How to Start
Saving for Retirement

Veterans in the Water Industry
Veterans present a great opportunity for the water industry to
find dedicated, capable professionals. We'll look at what two state
associations are doing to attract this group.
By Sandy Smith

25

New Online Database Provides Misleading
Information for Tap Water Customers
An online database has been developed that allows citizens to enter
their zip code and search for their public water system to check for
contaminants - but the results are misleading.

28

By Steve Fletcher, NRWA President

By Jared M. Hopkins, CFP®, TIAA

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By Pamela G. Byrd, Kentucky Rural Water Association

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Technology: Rural
Water District Finds
Effective GIS Support
By Travis Anderson,
Le-Ax Water District

41

Regulatory Update

45

A Day in the Life of a
Circuit Rider: Rita Clary,
Kansas Rural Water
Association

46

Up the Creek:
Of Birds and Men

By Mike Keegan, NRWA Analyst

By Ken M. Blomberg

By Monica Wurtz, Kansas Rural Water Association

48

Index to Advertisers/
Advertisers.com

WaterPro Rocks Reno

50

From the CEO

Held on September 18-20 at in Reno, Nevada, the conference had
top-notch networking and education opportunities.

By Sam Wade, NRWA CEO

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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
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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
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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
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 30
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 31
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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
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 47
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - 49
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2017 - From the CEO
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