Newsletter #141 for April 16, 2015
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Free RTCR Training Online

With funding from USEPA and in partnership with RCAP, AWWA has released a free eLearning course on the Revised Total Coliform Rule. Here's what's included in "Maintaining and Achieving RTCR Compliance for Small Systems":

This eLearning course focuses on 4 major areas needed by small systems to maintain and achieve compliance with the Revised Total Coliform Rule; including when and how to conduct the RTCR assessment, evaluation of sampling procedures, source water treatment assessments and evaluation of distribution system operations and maintenance practices on coliform occurrence.

Click here to learn more and sign up.

National Drinking Water Week is May 3-9

Outreach weeks are an easy way to engage the public on issues you care about. The annual week celebrating the value of drinking water is coming up next month: National Drinking Water Week (NDWW).

That means now is the best time to make a plan for how you'll contribute to the celebration. Your activities can be small or large, and maybe you can hook into campaigns already being planned in your site.

ASDWA recently shared a suite of ideas and tools for getting involved in NDWW.

New Drinking Water Compliance Dashboard

As part of a new suite of environmental compliance visualization tools, the new "SDWA Dashboard" offers a quick view of basic statistics and compliance trends.

Click here to test out the dashboard.

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Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC)
Discover the peace-of-mind benefits of belonging to the WaterISAC community. 

RCAC Collects Drought Resources for Water Utilities
Discover a collection of drought planning resources useful to water utilties around the country as well as in California.

Free Small Systems Training Available from AWWA
AWWA, RCAP, and EFCN offer free SDWA and managerial training to small system operators and managers.

Wastewater Technology Trainers Blog Offers Operator Math Review Problems
Not sure about that conversion? Blog offers math review problems for wastewater operators.

Website Offers Resources for Lagoon Operators
Free website offers wealth of resources for small municipal lagoon operators.

NASA Satellite to Improve Water Predictions (VIDEO)
New satellite will be used to enhance understanding of the water cycle.

Free Webinar

Regulations Basics: Surface Water Treatment Rule
April 23, 2015 at 10am and 2pm Pacific
Hosted by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation

This workshop is designed to help you understand surface water treatment and monitoring regulations by reviewing the basis for current and future regulations. Participants will learn the Surface Water Treatment Rule; Long-Term 1 and Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rules; existing and future water quality monitoring requirements; basic treatment methods and technologies; and regulatory reporting requirements.

Click here for more information.
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Free Resource

Water Utility Response On-the-Go
from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This mobile website uses your location to help you track severe weather and respond to incidents easily. It includes contact information as well as a place to take notes.

Click here to access. (Don't forget to bookmark it on your phone, too!)
Have a different question?
You can find thousands of helpful resources in our database.
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Featured Video: Jar Testing

Our current feature demonstrates how to perform a jar test. Want more details? Check out this fact sheet from NESC in our document library.

Click here to watch.
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Share This

"More than 25% of bottled water comes from a public water supply, the same place that tap water comes from."


Share This offers useful of interesting information that can be shared with the public and other stakeholders.

Reading Selections

How An Old-School Nonprofit Is Learning To Tell A More Captivating Story
The Nature Conservancy's new water campaign carefully ventures into a more modern style of digital outreach.

California’s Rainless Summer Will Dry Up Drinking Water Supplies
Communities are expected to end this year’s rainless summer with drinking water supplies so tight that they may give out by September

And in case you missed this "news"...

Loss of Space Threatening North American Sasquatch
There are many reasons the U.S. Forest Service conserves open space. It allows us to deliver clean water, provide space for recreation activities and maintain wildlife habitat for a variety of creatures.
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