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November 3, 2009
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Dennis L. Ciemniecki (middle), president of Regulated Business of United Water, receives the NAWC 2009 Management Innovation Award, presented by Donald L. Correll (right), president and chief executive officer of American Water and immediate past president of the NAWC Board of Directors, and Michael Deane, executive director of NAWC.

Water Utility Industry Supports Sustainability, Water Conservation through Management Innovations

The National Association of Water Companies’ (NAWC) 2009 Management Innovation Awards were presented by Donald L. Correll, president and chief executive officer of American Water and immediate past president of the NAWC Board of Directors, at the 5th National Drinking Water Symposium on Oct. 13. These annual awards recognize new and innovative programs that promote better water service, wider recognition of the industry and improved utility management.

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EPA 2010 Funding To Increase 36%

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives moved toward a final FY 2010 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill which funds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), among other departments and agencies. The bill includes $10.3 billion for the EPA, $2.7 billion more than the 2009 appropriation. A large share of that increase goes to clean and safe drinking water infrastructure ($2 billion), restoration of the Great Lakes ($415 million) and climate change ($155 million). The total funding level is slightly less than President Obama requested.

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Veolia Water Recognized as Best Large Wastewater Plant in Mass.

The Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association (MWPCA) recognized the Lynn Water & Sewer Commission's Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility as the best large wastewater plant in Massachusetts, presenting the facility with an Outstanding Plant Performance Award at their Fall Trade Show.

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Junior Achievement of Delaware Recognizes Dian Taylor as Outstanding Business Leader

Junior Achievement (JA) of Delaware announced that Dian C. Taylor, president and CEO of Artesian Resources Corporation is a 2009 inductee into the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Craig Rogerson, president, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Chemtura, was the other 2009 inductee into the Hall of Fame.

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Mark Your Calendars for the NARUC Annual Convention

The NARUC 121st Annual Convention will be held Nov. 15–18 at the Chicago Marriott in Chicago, Ill.

The Committee on Water will meet Monday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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