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May 19, 2009
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Michael Deane,
Deputy Executive Director and Director of Strategic Development

NAWC Names Michael Deane Deputy Executive Director and Director of Strategic Development

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced that Michael Deane has been named deputy executive director and director of strategic development. Deane will be the senior executive at NAWC responsible for creating and pursuing strategies at the national, state and regional levels that will continue to raise the profile of the array of solutions to address the challenges facing our nation's water and wastewater systems.

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SRF Bill Advances in Senate

A bill (S.1005) to reauthorize the State Revolving Funds and improve water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States was marked up in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Thursday, May 14. The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is encouraged that with this bill, Senate leaders have taken strides to address issues critical to our nation’s drinking water and wastewater systems.

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Artesian Water Wins National Innovation Award for Customer Service Program

Artesian Water announced it has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Expanding Excellence Award by CS Week and Electric Light & Power. The award program is designed to recognize and salute excellence in customer service at the nation’s utility companies.

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Lisa Sparrow, COO of Utilities, Inc. Named to NDWAC

Lisa Sparrow has been selected for a seat on the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC).

The Council, comprising of approximately 15 members of the general public, state and local agencies, and private groups concerned with safe drinking water, advises the EPA Administrator on everything that the agency does relating to drinking water.

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Obama Intends to Nominate Clyburn for the FCC

President Obama announced his intention to nominate Commissioner Mignon Clyburn of South Carolina to the Federal Communications Commission on April 29.

Commissioner Clyburn currently serves as chair of NARUC’s Washington Action Program and oversees the Association’s “Anybody Can Serve, So Let’s Conserve” energy efficiency program. Prior to that, Commissioner Clyburn chaired the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and serves on the Association’s Audit Committee and Utilities Market Access Partnership board.

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