Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2011 - (Page 36)

Regulatory Update Support H.R. 1340: End Unnecessary Costs Caused by Report Mailing Act of 2011 THE NATIONAL RURAL Water Association (NRWA) has recently taken a position in support of H.R. 1340, the “End Unnecessary Costs Caused by Report Mailing Act of 2011,” and urges its passage into law. If enacted, the legislation would enhance public access of health information regarding drinking water and reduce compliance costs for local communities and consumers by allowing communities to utilize technological innovation (i.e. the internet) for compliance with federal rules and communicating with consumers. This new option would be especially important for small and low-income communities who can least afford additional compliance costs, which result in increased utility bills. Congressman Young said, “Every year federal law requires community water systems to spend thousands of dollars mailing a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) few people actually read... Water systems in my district have received numerous complaints since the requirement was implemented, including that mailing these reports is a waste of money and that it would be more effective to have a simple statement on their bill that their water is certified safe. While the costs of printing and mailing these reports vary depending on the 36 • Fourth Quarter 2011 http://www.naylornetwork.com/nrw-nxt3/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2011

FROM THE PRESIDENT
THE FUTURE OF MARKETING IN A BRAVE NEW UTILITY WORLD!
PROTECTING OUR DRINKING WATER
FINDING WATER FROM OUTER SPACE
REBUILDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND THEIR TAP WATER
REGULATORY UPDATE
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL H2O-XPO
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS/ ADVERTISERS.COM
FROM THE CEO

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