June 2016

In This Issue
2016 Annual Conference
Audit: EPA lax guarding drinking water from energy waste
Rural Infrastructure Authority awards nearly $15 million in grants for 2016 fiscal year
NRWA hosts successful water district forum
NRWA hosts successful water district forum
Hurricane season
Background checks
Salary survey
2016 Draft Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund Intended Use Plans
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EVENTS


2016 Annual Conference
Annual Conference registration is OPEN. Visit our website to register and for information on accommodations.
NEWS

Audit: EPA lax guarding
drinking water from energy waste
A federal review has faulted the US Environmental Protection Agency for not adequately safeguarding drinking water supplies from the increasing amount of wastewater generated by the oil and gas industries, which have boosted production during the past two decades. Read more.

Rural Infrastructure Authority awards nearly
$15 million in grants for 2016 fiscal year
COLUMBIA, S.C. - May 4, 2016 - Recognizing that rural South Carolina needs to have the infrastructure necessary to support community development and growth, the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) recently awarded $4.9 million in grants for water, sewer and drainage projects across the state. This brings the total new project awards for the year to $14.5 million in 20 counties.  Read more.
NRWA hosts successful water district forum
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Water Professionals from water districts, regional systems and Rural Water Associations across the country met to receive high-level briefings and discuss water industry issues at the Second Annual Water District Finance and Regulatory Issues Forum, held June 1-2 in Washington, D.C.  Read more.
New Department of Labor rules
Hurric ane season
Hurricane season is upon us! Here are some tools that are helpful if/when a storm is in your area. 

 

Hurricane Incident Action Checklist

Use this "rip and run" checklist to take action before, during, and after the storm. Read more.

 

Response On-The-Go Mobile Website

Access severe weather information (including watches and warnings), emergency contacts, emergency checklists, damage assessment forms, and ICS resources on your mobile device during an emergency. Read more. 

 

Fed FUNDS Online Tool

Use the Federal Funding for Utilities - Water/Wastewater - in National Disasters (Fed FUNDS) website to identify pre- and post-disaster funding opportunities and learn how to apply. Read more.


SERVICES

Background checks

The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) is pleased to announce they have teamed up with IntelliCorp to provide NRWA members with comprehensive background screening products and solutions at cost-effective rates. IntelliCorp provides validated criminal searches, screening packages, personalized support, training and compliance.

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Salary survey
We would greatly appreciate you taking a few moments
to complete our 2016 Salary Survey. 

Click here to link to the survey.

2016 Draft Drinking Water and Clean Water
State Revolving Loan Fund Intended Use Plans
DHEC has posted the Draft FY 2016 Intended Use Plans for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Programs for a 30-day public notice period. More information, a copy of the public notice and relevant documents are available here

Comments are due by 5 PM July 11, 2016 and should be directed in writing to Charles Gorman, PG, SRF Director, DHEC, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, or by email at GormanCM@dhec.sc.gov. For more information, contact: Lynne LaSalle, State Revolving Fund Section, Bureau of Water, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control at Lynne.LaSalle@dhec.sc.gov, 803-898-4395