December 2016

In This Issue
2017 Decision Makers Summit
Rural Water Rally
Rural Infrastructure Authority
Check out our calendar!
The WIIN Act
Trump selects Pruitt to head EPA
Membership renewals
Become a LACI member
Inform your customers about your good work
Holiday office closure
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EVENTS

Decision Makers Summit
The 2017 Decision Makers Summit will be February 16-18 at the Omni Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head . Registration is now open and can be done here . We have an Early Bird registration fee so act fast. The SCRWA room block at the Omni is $149 per night (plus taxes). You can book your hotel room here .

Check out the Summit agenda here .

Both the Early Bird and the room block end on JANUARY 25 so act now!  
Rural Water Rally


NRWA's Rural Water Rally will be February 6-8 in Washington, DC. Learn more about the Rally here.

If you are interested in attending the DC Rally, please contact us (scrwa@scrwa.org) so we can coordinate accordingly.
FUNDING

Rural Infrastructure Authority: Save the Dates
  • Grant Application Webinar - February 2 at 10:00 am. If interested in registering, contact Pam Williams at 803.737.0390 or pwilliams@ria.sc.gov. You will need the following information when registering: Names of All Participants, Organization, Email Address and Phone Number.  
  • SRF Workshop - February 9 at Saluda Shoals. Additional information and registration will be available on RWI's website in early January.
TRAINING

Check out our calendar!

We have several new training classes in 2017. Check out the list of classes, dates and locations on our website.  
REGULATORY

The WIIN Act passes the House;
good news for Charleston
The passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act (WIIN), moves the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project closer to securing the authorization necessary to begin construction. Read more

Want to learn more about the WIIN Act? Click here for general information.
Trump selects Pruitt to head EPA 

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator. The move elevates a fierce EPA critic to the position of EPA administrator. It's a signal the Trump administration is intent on reversing President Obama's moves to curb climate change. Read more
NEWS


Membership renewals
Membership renewals have been mailed. If your SCRWA membership expires in the 1st Quarter of 2017, you should have received a renewal. If you have not received a renewal packet and think you should have, contact SCRWA's Membership Coordinator, Raine Cherry and 803-602-3676 or at Raine@SCRWA.org .

Become a LACI member  (Legislative Advocacy and Communication Initiative)
By becoming a member of LACI, you are helping rural water systems have a voice in legislative and regulatory matters on a local and national level.
 
With your support, we make a positive difference for our organizations, communities and customers. 

Visit our website for more information about LACI.

Inform your customers about your good work
USA Today  and its subsidiaries recently published an article critical of small and rural drinking water systems and their operations. Rather than focus on the inaccuracies contained in these articles, SCRWA suggests that the water systems throughout the state use this as an opportunity to interact with their customers and to inform them of the good work being done.
 
Read the USA Today article here
 
It is important that your customers know the quality of the water you provide them. Utilize your individual systems' data to make this point. You can find relevant and helpful talking points here .
Holiday office closure

The SCRWA office will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 for Christmas and Monday, January 2 for New Years. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!!