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August 17, 2010
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American Water Works Company, Inc. Names Jeff Sterba as President and Chief Executive Officer

American Water Works Company, Inc., announced that Jeffry Sterba has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, and elected to the Board of Directors. Sterba is succeeding Donald Correll, who is leaving the company.

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Managing One Water, A National Dialogue

The Clean Water America Alliance (Alliance) will host the third and culminating event in a series of national dialogues on September 28 & 29, in Los Angeles. Managing One Water will bring together the nation’s leading water policy experts and stakeholders to explore how our nation can begin to better integrate water management at the local and regional level. Participants are invited and observers are welcome.

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New Mexico Governor Appoints New Commissioner

Commissioner Theresa Becenti-Aguilar was recently sworn in to become the newest member of the five-person New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. Commissioner Becenti-Aguilar was appointed to fill the vacant District 4 post by Governor Bill Richardson.

The Commission’s newest member said she hopes a collaborative approach to conducting Commission business will benefit the elected board, the agency and, ultimately, the people of New Mexico.

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EPA to Hold Listening Sessions on Potential Revisions to Water Quality Standards Regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold two public listening sessions on potential changes to the water quality standards regulation before proposing a national rule. The current regulation, which has been in place since 1983, governs how states and authorized tribes adopt standards under the Clean Water Act to protect the quality of their rivers, streams, lakes and estuaries.

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Cash Flows in Water Deals
As Reported by Amy Merrick with The Wall Street Journal

The newest wave for cash-strapped cities seeking money: Tapping their water.

Indianapolis is selling its water and sewer systems to a public trust to get money for crumbling streets and bridges. San Jose, Calif., fresh from cutting 49 firefighters, might take its water utility private. "Excess" tap water in Sacramento, Calif., is helping supply a Nestlé SA bottling plant.

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