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July 14, 2009
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Aspen Institute Releases Sustainable Water Systems: Step One – Redefining the Nation’s Infrastructure Challenge

Recognizing the increasing challenges facing America’s drinking water and wastewater systems, the Aspen Institute convened a multi-stakeholder dialogue to help provide clarity and promote leadership on addressing those challenges. The Aspen Institute’s Dialogue on Sustainable Water Infrastructure in the U.S. brought together distinguished leaders from the water utility industry; federal, state and local government regulators; and non-profit environmental groups to develop policy recommendations that address water infrastructure planning and management challenges for the coming decades.

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Rep. Blumenauer to Introduce Water Trust Fund

This week, Rep. Blumenauer is expected to introduce the long awaited “water trust fund” bill. Early drafts of the bill indicate it would create a dedicated revenue source through a tax on several industries to fund the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and several new grant programs.

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United Water Dedicates $100 Million Upgrade of Haworth Water Treatment Plant

Surrounded by Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney, Bergen County Freeholders Jim Carroll and Bernadette McPherson, and Haworth Mayor John DeRienzo, United Water officials officially “turned on the faucet” to celebrate the completion of a $100 million, comprehensive rehabilitation project of the Haworth Water Treatment Plant, located in Haworth, N.J., on the shores of the Oradell Reservoir.

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New Co-Vice Chairs Named for NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee

Commissioner Jeffrey L. Golc of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Commissioner Anthony Palermino of theConnecticut Department of Public Utility Control, were recently named co-vice chairs of the NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure.

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Connecticut Water Named One of America’s 100 Fastest-Growing Small Public Companies by Fortune Small Business Magazine

Connecticut Water Service Inc. announced that it ranked No. 64 in the 2009 “FSB 100,” Fortune Small Business magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing small public companies. The FSB 100 list appears in the magazine’s July/August issue.

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