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Alaska Commission to Consider NAWC “Best Practices” And Other Regulatory Tools

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska recently issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) “to consider ways to improve [its] rate and quality of service regulatory practices for water and wastewater utilities,” (2011 Alas. PUC LEXIS 137). In particular, the Commission indicated that it was “interested in reducing the frequency and cost of rate cases and reducing the adverse impact of regulatory lag.” To that end, the Commission attached to its NOI an appendix that identified and discussed potential improvements, including the NAWC’s “best practices,” and California’s 2005 Water Action Plan.

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Severn Trent Services Donates Electrolytic Water Disinfection Equipment to Haiti

Severn Trent Services recently donated 11 portable electrolytic water disinfection systems to humanitarian agencies working to provide safe drinking water to the residents of Haiti. The combined units, which convert saltwater and energy into liquid sodium hypochlorite — a chlorine equivalent — are capable of disinfecting up to 13 million gallons of drinking water per day. The donation is part of a grassroots campaign to enable ordinary citizens to treat their drinking water at the point of consumption.

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National Association of Water Companies Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Water for People Gala to Honor Women in Water

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) was recently named as presenting sponsor of the inaugural Water for People Gala to Honor Women in Water. The charity event will be held on Monday, June 13, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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President Obama Signs New Presidential Policy Directive on National Preparedness

On March 30, 2011, President Barack Obama signed a new Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on National Preparedness, outlining the President’s vision for strengthening the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for threats to the security of the nation, including acts of terrorism, pandemics, significant accidents, and catastrophic natural disasters.

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“Value of Water” Co-Op Campaign with Long Island American Water and the NAWC New York Chapter

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