Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2011 - (Page 50)
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28,358 WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS ARE
members of the State Rural Water Associations. Our members all have one goal – to deliver the best water possible and return water to our environment as clean as possible. Why do this many systems join our associations? To answer this question, let’s look at the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA), which is the home of our President Joe Liles. On their website, you see what KRWA offers. You see headings for training, assistance, conferences, finance programs and publications. KRWA offers training that ranges from introductory training for newly hired water and wastewater professionals to advances college courses. They offer certification training as well as customized courses designed for the system. Their training challenges season professionals as well as their council and board members. They do it all. Nobody in Kentucky offers the broad range of professional and technical services that KRWA does. From their renowned Circuit Riders and Wastewater Technicians to their Source Water Protection assistance, systems know their abilities. KRWA has a unique Compliance Check program that provides an enhanced level of assistance to help deal effectively and proactively with the everincreasing regulatory burden. Their innovative Utility Optimization Program provides a means The majority of water and wastewater for teams of proven leaders within the water systems in the United States belong industry to assess and evaluate the management and operations of water utilities and design to one of our state associations. Can plans or their improvement. KRWA has helped you afford not to join the largest and hundreds of utilities with the completion of their vulnerability assessments, emergency response most active association in your state? planning, and other security-related technical assistance. Every water and wastewater manager Join us and be a part of our family. in Kentucky knows who to call with a problem. KRWA conducts three major conferences a year. The oldest is their annual conference and exposition held in the fall. In the spring is their annual management conference, as well as their Operator’s Expo which offers opportunities to see and use the latest tools and equipment available to our industry. The Kentucky Rural Water Finance Corporation was established in 1995 to help our member utilities with their short-term and longterm financial needs and many systems have been helped through this program.
BY ROB JOHNSON, NRWA CEO
KRWA offers three publications to keep their systems up-to-date on everything in the industry. The first is their quarterly magazine, Waterproof. KRWA’s eNews is an e-mail newsletter announcing member resources such as events, regulatory news, legislative concerns, and more. Also a legislative newsletter is published when the General Assembly is in session. Also on their website is a job and classified site. So why do water and wastewater systems join the Kentucky Rural Water Association? With all these benefits, how can a professional manager or board or council member not want their utility to participate? This is the association for their members in Kentucky. In your state, there is a similar state association that is a member of the National Rural Water Association. The majority of water and wastewater systems in the United States belong to one of our state associations. Can you afford not to join the largest and most active association in your state? Join us and be a part of our family.
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
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL H2O-XPO
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS/ ADVERTISERS.COM
FROM THE CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2011