Big hopes for Small Filters

April 2, 2012 |

At first glance, it looks like a metal box full of undercooked spaghetti. But these pasta-lookalike fibers represent the new technology of water filtration, capable of filtering material up to 30 times smaller than the current standard without things like…

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Checking Your System – for Free

March 20, 2012 |

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a full assessment of your water system, training for your employees and financial advice to help you prepare for the future? Wouldn’t it be even better if you could get it for…

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About the Clean Water Act

March 20, 2012 |

The Clean Water Act is a water pollution-control measure, which was passed as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act in 1972. Born from a river of fire, the act has undergone many changes over the years and likely faces many…

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Budget How-Tos

March 20, 2012 |

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The time is approaching to have those debits and credits in order, to know what will need repairs next year, what will need replacing and how you’re going to pay for all of it. It’s budget…

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Five Things You can do to Save on Energy in your Utility

March 19, 2012 |

by Scott A. Strahley, P.E., C.E.A. How can a drinking water or wastewater system in a rural community become more energy-efficient and, at the same time, reduce its operating budget? There are a few quick answers and easy targets in…

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Board Building Blocks

March 16, 2012 |

A successful water or wastewater system isn’t just about equipment, water sources, treatment systems or finances. It’s also about who’s in charge. In many cases, water and wastewater systems are run by a board of directors. This edition of eBulletin…

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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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Brace the Pipes and Bring on the Cold!

March 14, 2012 |

Ready or not, it’s here. By now, many parts of the country have faced chilly, and even below freezing, temperatures. As typical with Fall weather, the days are warm enough that the quick overnight freeze isn’t a major problem. Yet.…

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How does the Federal Budget Impact Rural Utilities?

March 14, 2012 |

How does the federal budget impact rural utilities? The level of federal funding available for water and wastewater infrastructure may vary significantly from year to year and can have a dramatic impact your community’s ability to secure funds for a…

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Based on a True Story

March 9, 2012 |

Water and wastewater systems have it tough nowadays. With an aging infrastructure and an ailing economy, it’s not easy to keep a system in compliance or make costly improvements or expansions. Sometimes, a system needs a little help, or just…

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