Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2010 - (Page 15)

THE LEGISLATIVE ISSUE Make the Water Equals Business and Community Development BY BILL SIMPSON, NRWA LEGISLATIVE ANALYST ON MARCH 23 of this year, Mrs. Rhonda Locklear testified on behalf of the National Rural Water Association before Congress. The purpose of this hearing was to review the USDA water programs and their impact on rural America. LIN K! Mrs. Locklear is the water and wastewater director for the town of Pembroke, N.C. She presented her testimony from a holistic point of view, explaining how water and wastewater infrastructure was the catalyst and glue that helped her town expand their businesses, local university, health care facilities and housing development. She drove home the fact that the combined investments made on water and wastewater infrastructure are the single most important service required for community health and economic growth. Businesses like Walmart, Pembroke True Value Hardware, hotels, various corporate and local restaurants and a multitude of professional and health care related facilities are now constructed and operating because of this infrastructure development. All of this growth has contributed to the creation of thousands of jobs. THIS is linking business and community development with your utility! >> Third Quarter 2010 • 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2010

Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2010
From the President
Relationships Don't Just Happen Overnight
Make the Link!
Meet the New Agency Heads!
Legislation is Top Priority in Texas
Legislative Efforts in Arkansas
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Rural Water Utilities Energy and Water Efficiency Program
Regulatory Update
Wrap It Up: Michigan and South Dakota Advertise Quality on Tap!
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers/
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2010