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Deadline for Water Fluoridation Equipment Grants: Nov 4, 2016

  • Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:09am
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The deadline for Round 2 of the Drinking Water Fluoridation Fund is approaching fast.  The funding opportunities from the NYS Department of Health support costs related to the construction, installation, repair, replacement, or upgrade of fluoride equipment in drinking water facilities. Both opportunities are now posted on the NYS Grants Gateway.

Free Preparedness Resources for Water Utilities

  • Tue, 10/25/2016 - 8:25am
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Webinar:  Free Preparedness Resources for Water Utilities

Sponsored by U.S. EPA on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST Water and Wastewater Utilities:

Learn about new resources that can support your utility in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all types of emergencies during our November 9th webinar from 1-2 pm Eastern Time.

Training contact hours are available for water and wastewater operators in some states.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

  • Mon, 10/24/2016 - 9:31am
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Once again, this year, EPA will be recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 23-29, 2016). The Week’s theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," highlights ways parents can reduce a child's exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects. Historically, the Week’s primary focus has been on lead-based paint, but this year, there will be expanded messaging that encourages the public to “Learn about Drinking Water”.

EPA Requests Wastewater Utilities to Complete Questionnaire

  • Mon, 10/24/2016 - 8:57am
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 EPA’s National Study of Nutrient Removal & Secondary Technologies is designed to establish a nationwide baseline for nutrient removal at publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and to characterize low-cost options such as operation and management practices that result in improved nutrient control.  EPA recently published a Federal Register notice (

Free Webinar on Retirement

  • Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:27pm
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Gray Hair Operator Syndrome – Training Newbies in a Wave of Retirements

Wednesday, November 9
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Cost: $0 members | $0 non-members

Did you know the water & wastewater industry has a 6% projected job growth by 2024 and 52% of the workforce is within 10 years of retirement? Learn how you can prepare the industry's future workforce.

Water for Pensions

  • Mon, 10/17/2016 - 9:12am
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Taken from Facebook:  Water for Pensions

In September, Chicago news outlets were abuzz with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest scheme to fund pensions for city workers: He proposed a tax on city water and sewer service that would raise bills by about 30% over the next four years.