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March 1, 2011
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Women in Water Gala

The National Association of Water Companies has partnered with the Water For People DC Committee to present the 2011 “Women in Water Gala” to benefit Water for People. The Gala will take place in Washington, D.C., on June 13, 2011, and will bring together members of the water industry and the Washington, D.C., decision-making, policy, philanthropic and business communities.

Tickets to this important and fun gala are available for $60.00. Bring your colleagues and friends to Washington to celebrate with NAWC and many others!

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EPA Plans Meeting on Environmental Justice; SAB Seeks Nominations for EJ Panel

The EPA has announced that it will hold a public meeting on March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Washington, D.C., to discuss environmental justice (EJ) considerations related to several upcoming drinking water regulatory efforts, including the Lead and Copper Rule, perchlorate and carcinogenic VOCs.

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NARUC’s Committee on Water Gains New Member

NARUC President Tony Clark recently appointed Montana Public Service Commission Chairman Bill Gallagher to the NARUC Committee on Water.

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Middlesex Water Company Announces Retirement of Director J. Richard Tompkins From Its Board

Middlesex Water Company announced the retirement of J. Richard Tompkins, who will not seek re-election to Middlesex Water Company's Board of Directors when his term expires in May 2011.

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PA Governor Appoints New PUC Chairman

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has appointed Robert F. Powelson to serve as chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Powelson has served as a PUC commissioner since June 2008.

“As a commissioner, Robert Powelson has provided an active voice for Pennsylvania ratepayers on issues such as nuclear power production, competitive markets, renewable investment, broadband deployment, infrastructure development and other critical concerns,” Gov. Corbett said. “I am confident consumers and businesses will continue to be well-served by the PUC under Powelson’s leadership.”

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