Are Water Systems a Terrorist Target?

March 16, 2012 |

Originally published in On Tap magazine's Winter 2002 edition by Kathy Jesperson, On Tap Managing Editor Threats to drinking water supplies are not new. Almost every water supply system is at risk to natural hazards, such as floods, drought, earthquakes,…

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What Does It Take to Be an Operator?

February 3, 2012 |

Operators at drinking water and wastewater treatment plants provide one of the most valuable services to Americans. Operators work in vital jobs that we can't do without. They keep us supplied with a necessity of life 24 hours a day,…

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Assessing the Environmental and Capacity Development Outcomes of Small Water System Board and Management Training

January 6, 2012 |

By Stephen Gasteyer and Keith Taylor, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. This is a final report of a project that assessed the outcomes of community water system board and management training (BMT) in enhancing community technical,…

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Affordability and Capacity Issues of Small Water and Wastewater Systems: A Case for Regionalization of Small Systems

January 6, 2012 |

There is widespread agreement that water and wastewater services are vital to the sustainability of a community, but small rural towns face considerable and persistent challenges in developing and maintaining them. Small water and sewer systems face mounting pressures and increasingly difficult decisions. They must…

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