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NAWC, U.S. Chamber Launch “Water is Your Business” Series

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) launched the “Water is Your Business” series on July 20 to educate public leaders, businesses and citizens on the importance of water infrastructure to public and environmental health and the economic vitality of their communities. The kickoff event brought together more than 50 business leaders to examine drinking and wastewater infrastructure needs in the context of regional water management issues.

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Students Learn About Industry Careers at Middlesex Water Co.

Young students are learning more about careers in the water industry thanks to a program offered by Middlesex Water Company.

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Florida Governor Appoints New Commissioners

Commissioner Art Graham was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission by Governor Charlie Crist to fill an unexpired term through January 2014. Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Graham served on the Jacksonville City Council.

Among his duties as a council member, Commissioner Graham helped oversee the budget of JEA, a publicly owned electric, water and wastewater utility. He also chaired the Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee and served on the Jacksonville Beach City Council from 1998 to 2002.

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Commissioner Appointed to West Virginia PSC

Governor Joe Manchin recently announced his appointment of Ryan B. Palmer to serve as commissioner of the three-member West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) regulatory panel. Commissioner Palmer succeeds Commissioner Ed Staats, who completed his term at the commission June of last year. However, he agreed to continue to serve until the governor selected a replacement. Commissioner Palmer started his term July 1, 2010.

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U.S. EPA Urges Companies to Sign Up for WaterISAC Pro

U.S. EPA is offering American water companies and contract operators free 12-month subscriptions to the water and wastewater sector's official source of information on infrastructure protection, WaterISAC Pro. EPA is covering the cost for new subscribers given the importance of this resource for utility security, emergency preparedness and public health.

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